Archive for June, 2010

Structural and Functional Aspects of Going Green

Structural and Functional Aspects of Going Green

Jun 30, 2010 |  by  |  Green Home  |  Share

There are many things to consider when deciding to make your home a green home. For those with building experience many of these things are second nature, but for someone like myself who has never ventured into this territory before, the process can seem a bit daunting. My wife and I are committed to the idea of Read More

Video Review: Fiskars Momentum Reel Mower

Jun 29, 2010 |  by  |  Green Products, Reviews & Recommendations  |  Share

I was hesitant at first, but my wife convinced me to ditch the gas mower and go man-powered. After all, part of our mission out here is to integrate as many aspects of simple, sustainable living as possible. I was about to settle for a lesser Scotts model since the Fiskars was in short supply around these parts. But a trip into one of Austin’s Lowe’s stores paid off and now we’re the proud owner of the Fiskars Momentum Reel Mower. After about 15 minutes of setup time, this solid piece of machinery was ready to do some slicing and I was happy to oblige. Read More

12 Tenets of a Master Craftsman

12 Tenets of a Master Craftsman

Jun 24, 2010 |  by  |  12 Tenets  |  Share

Stars when you shine you know how I feel; Scent of the pine you know how I feel; Oh freedom is mine and I know how I feel; It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for me and I’m feeling good. ~ Nina Simone

Just ask Thoreau – sit in the woods long enough and you can’t help but think deep thoughts. I’ve only been nestled in the outdoors for about a month now and already those deep thoughts have me Read More