LOW-CARBON LIFE

Moving toward resilience and a lower carbon footprint through appropriate technology

 

WHAT IS LOW-CARBON LIVING?

It's re-imagining our lives to be more resilient, more abundant and more luxurious, while also being gentler on the Earth. Sound impossible? It's not! My little family of four utilizes appropriate technology to lower our homestead's carbon footprint, and it makes us happier, healthier and better connected to our community. Check out what we're doing to learn how.

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Super-Easy Home Fermentation

When I first met my husband the Data Fiend (DF), we were dual income/no kids with oodles of time on our hands. Being frugal,...

How We Reduced Our Water Usage by 90%

Spoiler alert: it was mostly an accident. See, the other day I was half way through writing a lovely little post about how we fertilize...

Weeds We Like to Eat

Since we’re all avoiding the grocery store to help keep everyone as healthy as possible, the first thing you might run out of is lettuce....

Why Goats Aren't a Resilience Plan

All of a sudden, people are concerned about being able to get the basics. Toilet paper. Hand sanitizer. Fresh milk. It’s natural to cast...

Low-Waste, Inexpensive Seed Starting

This is the most exciting time of year. The air is warming, the frogs are calling and the goats’ bellies are swelling with soon-to-be...

Why I'm Not Preparing for Covid-19

We’re not preparing only because we’re already prepared, at least on the most basic and most useful level. I can’t think of much I could...

Fertilizing a Garden Entirely for Free

At our house we have a goal to produce 80% of our fruit, veggies, meat and dairy within five years of moving onto our land. We only eat a...

Building a House with Light Straw Clay

I admit it. It was me who brought the crazy house-building scheme into our marriage. But he encouraged me! If he hadn’t, I would have...

Fall Garden Success!

Around here, we have a goal to produce 80% of our veg, fruit, meat and dairy within five years of moving onto our land. This is year...

How We Cut Our Electricity Usage by 85%

You read that right: 85%. My family of four uses, on average, 4.7 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity per day. Our electric bill never...

 
 

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