We have had this house for about six months and we are finally getting our finances back in order. The down payment was a big strain on that for Janet and myself. Right now we are looking at the things that we really want and need to do. I have been looking at the features on the new ADT Security home automation systems and trying to figure out if some of their components can be selected ala carte. What I am looking to do is to get the best features to save me money. Of course what I want first of all is something that saves me more money that what it is going to cost me. You have to save enough money to get back your initial investment and the monthly cost of a monitoring service. Continue Reading »
I am trying to get energy hooked up soon, because I just bought a new house and I am trying to take care of everything that is necessary to get done before we can move in. Of course we need power, because this is not the middle ages. Well, I guess people have lived without power for a long time since then, but that is beside the point. I am doing some research and it occurs to me I need to know more about energy terms, because I have been confused by the wording of some of the information I have been reading to help me to learn about my choices when it comes to different power companies.
It is troubling to not understand all of the technical vocabulary because without understand it, I am unlikely to be able to make the best decision possible. Continue Reading »
Thinking about how great it would be to get back to the land and grow your own food is something a lot of people consider on a regular basis. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard someone I know saying they would love to leave the city life behind and start their own farm. They are obviously not thinking it through. I grew up on a farm and spent most of my childhood and teen years working with my parents to grow and bring in the crops. It takes a special person to run a farm successfully. You simply can’t show up with a hoe and some seeds and turn a plot of ground into a profitable venture in a year or two. Continue Reading »
There are many people that are turning to organic food because they see that there are many health benefits that are associated with it. Not only do they realize that their own health is going to be benefited from this, but they realize that it is much better for the environment and also for all animals that are involved with farming. People that have this inclination and who have the circumstances to grow their own food are starting to do so. Continue Reading »