Residential Research On Green Living, Guiding The Way To A Safer, Better Future!
I’ve spent years making our household more green and want to share with you both the successes and the failures, hopefully saving you a lot of time and money. This is what happened to us in the real world. This is my attempt to light the way for others behind me on this path to a better future.
What We Do
I want to share information about residential solar energy options, like solar panels, solar hot air boxes (STHABs), tiny battery systems, solar ovens, charging your cell phone and emergency radio and light devices. And anything else I can find!
I’m trying to figure out how to provide a serious amount of fresh food from our residential urban lot year-round. We have six 4′ x 8′ raised beds, a 10′ x 12′ leaky cheap greenhouse, a 500 gallon water catchment system, and indoor hydroponics. I’d like to figure out how to use our sun porch for food production, but haven’t gotten that far yet.
We drive two electric vehicles – a 2013 Chevy Volt and a 2016 Nissan Leaf. Which one is better, what are the differences? Check out the blogs for more information.
Our Residential Urban Green Experiment Numbers
Average kW per month
Most Recent Musings
- Did I Do All This Work Just To Be Murdered By Vinegar?I have been hearing so much from the interwebs about the benefits of fermented foods that I decided to buy some equipment (spending money is always the first step, right??) and give it a try. I bought a Mason Jar … Continue reading Did I Do All This Work Just To Be Murdered By Vinegar?
- A Gas Station Involuntarily Saved My Electric Vehicle!This story starts, as so many like it have, with good intentions and high hopes. I picked up my brother on a sunny January day in St. Louis, and he gleefully stated that “it has to be 50 degrees out … Continue reading A Gas Station Involuntarily Saved My Electric Vehicle!
- I Lost Almost My Entire Annual Stevia Crop Over One Mistake!Talk about heart-breaking! 2021 was the first year that I grew Stevia, and I was really looking forward to being able to provide this to my husband, since he uses a lot of stevia for tea! But alas, my stevia-dreams … Continue reading I Lost Almost My Entire Annual Stevia Crop Over One Mistake!