Sustainable Living

A Garlic Prelude

The tender portion of the garlic scape can be chopped and used like an onion scallion in recipes and it offers a delightful mild garlic flavor. They are excellent in soups, stir-fries, pesto…

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Ashes to ashes, dust to dust

Every time I talk to a customer about composting toilets, there’s a glimmer of fear lurking in the conversation. “What if it doesn’t work?” they ask.

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Why You Need a Wringer Washer (and How to Use it)

A wringer washer gets clothes clean in a minimum of time, using a minimum of water and a minimum of detergent. You can do a whole family’s laundry in one morning per week, and not even think about it for another week. It gets grungy clothes clean without having to use spot cleaners or pre-washes or soaks or whatever.

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Exploring Solar Power

Here’s an article from our Country Life Archives. Much of this information may be useful to missionaries living in remote areas. Enjoy! Solar

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Cincinnati Chain Pumps

One of my favorite old products was the Cincinnati Chain Pump. It used a loop of chain. Sadly, they quit making the pump

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