No need to grab your shotgun and blast that plague-carrying pest when you see a sparrow passing overhead. Experts say that there is little proof that wild birds can spread the deadly strain of avian flu that you've heard about in the press lately. In a meeting of the … [Read more...] about Wild Birds and Flu Panic
Archives for November 2005
Garlic Barrier is a great option for the organic or natural gardener. It is super-concentrated and works to repel a variety of insects from your precious vegetable or ornamental crops. Their website includes a list of insects that Garlic Barrier repels. Just one gallon of … [Read more...] about Natural Insect Repellent for Environmentally-Friendly Gardening
While skin cancer caused by UVA and UVB rays is a constant threat, some chemicals found in common sunscreens can also be a threat to your health. These include: PABA, Dioxybenzone, Oxybenzone, and Titanium Dioxide. (See this article for more information) Using a hat and … [Read more...] about Healthy UV Ray Protection with Specialty Hats
Sarah's New Book Sarah Susanka is the author of an important book on home design titled The Not So Big House (Taunton Press, 1998) which was found on the list of the top five best sellers on Amazon.com's Home and Garden books for two years. Since then, she's authored … [Read more...] about Smaller is Better, The Not So Big House
The Friday after Thanksgiving is Buy Nothing Day, in which many Americans (and others throughout the world) mount a sort of protest to the rampant consumerism of the X-mas season by refusing to buy useless crap. While this is a great idea, I'd like to propose an alternative. If … [Read more...] about Buy Nothing Day: Hey, What Did You Buy?