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WOW Still Growing in TX~!! (12.15.18) Garden Update - DIY Homestead Zero Waste Minimalist

**WOW Still Growing in TX~!! (12.15.18) Garden Update – DIY Homestead Zero Waste Minimalist**



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more than everybody this Marc Crawford sustainable frugal living and it is December 15th we're getting some sunshine as you can see it's really not that cold but I got thin Bloods covered up anyway I wanted to give you a quick update of our garden we've been somewhat successful come with me we'll check it out ok this is our new structure here that we created with the free pallets we got videos on that you can check out we've got the landscape fabric inside blind inside with compost we actually we have the the core Google method they call it the kugel I guess and there's like say there's videos on that the rest of it filled up with compost now look at the earlier video you would have seen this was full of cucumbers against this welded wire here and we were able to harvest quite a few cucumbers and Teresa has pickled four deal pickles and bread-and-butter pickles I think they call him was really cool and then the rest of them had in our salads against end over there we had ochre plants we had ochre plants over the over there as well okra plants didn't make it we've got a little bit of harvest from the okra but not month I mainly just the small ones for salads the the freezes that we had we had some early freezes here in Texas as well as across the country as the second freeze pretty much did in the okra plants and killed them so the rest here were snap beans and they were Bush beans and we've got we got a lot of those those were very delicious very good and then we had some world crow planted down here you'll see in the other video but anyway this been I plants root in the soil that actually adds to the nitrogen to the soil as it breaks down and I tilled it up at chicken manure compost in this area out it with leaves and so that one's put to bed for the winter that one's done now this bed over here we had tomato plants here and we probably got maybe a dozen tomatoes off of that and of course the like I said the okra plants were here they froze out and died we got a few but the tomatoes we actually had to plant the we had to harvest the tomato plants before the second freeze because we knew it was going to be a hard one and would kill them so several probably about six half-a-dozen of the tomatoes we had to put in the house and let them just ripen in there the rest of all this is beets and they're our root crop so they've done well through the freeze they've been okay and still growing healthy and strong as you can see here we did an intense planning method with the beets so they're not gonna be real large or over in this area here we have our carrots and again we did an intensive planting for our carrots which you can go either way if you do the regular spacing you'll get the larger carrots if you do intensive spacing like this you get more carrots but you're going to get the smaller salad size carrots that's what we were going for here another reason we weren't really sure how well they would do and you can see here they did very very well and it awesome one of the videos I meant 'add what they look like they look pathetic after the thunderstorm is beat them down but obviously they all came back very very well so we've got lots of basically baby carrots over here the last bed of our four new ones it is you can see put to bed do the same thing over here with the compost and leaves put to bed the only thing is we left is the sugar pea plant the one sugar pea plant that we didn't tie up to the welded wire we just left it on its own and it actually survived if you look in the earlier videos we had like three or four plants here that we're just hanging down I'm pretty sure what I did wrong on these just for your knowledge is I planted them too shallow and so they grew but the roots weren't very deep and that was detrimental to the plants so they didn't make it but this one here we we just kept kind of pushing up this way so it would stay out of the dirt and it actually survived there's a couple of plants there and this one actually has some sugar peas on it to harvest I'll show you one maybe you can see one right there this one right here that one right there is ready to harvest but doesn't have a whole lot on it but the one surviving sugar pea plant okay that's it for our new area let's go into the existing garden structure over here check it out our existing garden structure but actually they're all existing this is our older garden structure along with the UV tarp on it or shade cloth the hydroponics was a pathetic disaster we're just busy with the livestock and different things so we're going to let this go until next spring we put pearl light in it and that was a big mistake it's just a lot better with gravel we've we've done it with gravel before and didn't have the gravel to put in until we had lots of pearl light as you can see the bag over there and we got bags over here or perlite so the issue with the perlite is make some ass floats too easily it gets down into the orifices where it drains into the tub and that's a big issue so we're gonna go back to the pea gravel on this I'm sure it'll be a lot better anyway let's take a look right over here we've got these are some transplants from the cups we actually germinated from seed and then transplanted on me here this is spinach you can see there we've got about a half a dozen spinach plants and they're doing real well very good plants and the rest of this is more radish we planted a lot of radish one reason is because radish is very easy to grow and as you can tell here this is pretty much ready to harvest we're going to harvest most of this today if not all of it I said in earlier videos we love radish with barbacoa tacos and salads I love it I mean some people it's not for them it may not be for you but it gives your salads a little bite a little spice and it's healthy very good for you my favourite is in barbacoa tacos with onions cilantro that's the best so anyway let me pull one of these up and you can see without pulling them up here you can see you can see them right there they get that one that's what we're looking at see how big that one is anyway we've got quite a few of them in there time to harvest we'll give some to family we'll eat a bunch and over in this bed we have some broccoli which has just been tore up by the pests you can see just tore up this there's still barely hanging on but I don't think they're gonna make it through the winter and the rest of this bed is yet to be composted and we're gonna put some chicken manure or compost in this on the top of it fill it in and put leaves on it same way put it to bed for the winter get rid of all of them the weeds anyway thanks for watching the video again this is Mark Crawford with sustainable through the living we do our share our videos all of our videos are listed as Creative Commons use which means feel free to share them no copyright infringement or anything like that we are sustainable through the living the idea is to help others 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How to Reduce Your Home Heating Costs

**How to Reduce Your Home Heating Costs**



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Saving the planet and saving money go hand-in-hand when you reduce your home heating bill.

Step 1: Get your furnace tuned up
Get your furnace tuned up before winter sets in. Doing this annually will keep your furnace running efficiently.

Step 2: Install a programmable thermostat
Install a programmable thermostat so you can lower the heat when no one is home and at night while everyone is sleeping.

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Lowering the heat to 72 degrees and putting on a sweater is a carbon-free, money-saving way to stay cozy.

Step 3: Use curtains to regulate heat
Close curtains and quilted blinds at night to help keep heat from escaping through windows. Open them during the day to let in the sun’s warmth.

Step 4: Cover your heating system
Use a boiler blanket and pipe insulation to keep heat inside the heating system where it belongs. Before using a blanket, consult your owner’s manual—make sure the blanket you plan to use is safe for your boiler.

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Ask your gas or electric company if they do free energy audits, in which they appraise each room for its energy efficiency and make cost-cutting recommendations.

Step 5: Look into utility company rebates
Look into your utility company’s efficiency programs. Many will pay for programmable thermostats and some even subsidize roof insulation.

Step 6: Seal cracks
Hold a piece of toilet paper near windows and door frames to check for drafts. Sealing cracks with weather stripping can save big bucks.

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If you improve your home’s energy efficiency by replacing an old boiler, furnace, or water heater, or by investing in storm windows and doors, you’re entitled to an energy tax credit.

Step 7: Fill outdoor cracks
Review the outside of your home for cracks that are draining heat and caulk them.

Step 8: Clean radiators
Keep baseboard heaters and radiators clean and make sure your furniture and curtains are not blocking the vents.

Step 9: Centralize your winter life
Since pioneer times many a family has found warmth by gathering around a stove in winter. If you live in a big house, try sealing off little used rooms and/or an entire wing when the snow flies.

Did You Know?
Lowering your thermostat to 68 degrees while you’re at work can decrease your heating bill by 12 percent.
saving the planet and saving money go hand in hand when you reduce your home heating bill you will need a furnace tune-up a programmable thermostat heavy curtains or quilt blinds a boiler blanket weather stripping and cotton optional sweaters and energy on it and storm doors and windows step 1 get your furnace tuned up before winter sets in doing this annually will keep your furnace running efficiently step 2 install a programmable thermostat so you can lower the heat when no one is home and at night while everyone is sleeping lowering the heat to 72 degrees and putting on a sweater is a carbon-free money-saving way to stay cozy step 3 close curtains and quilted blinds at night to help keep heat from escaping through windows open them during the day to let in the sun's warmth step four use a boiler blanket and pipe insulation to keep heat inside the heating system where it belongs before using a blanket consult your owners manual make sure the blanket you plan to use is safe for your boiler ask your gas or electric company if they do free energy audits in which they appraise each room for its energy efficiency and make cost-cutting recommendations step 5 look into your utility company's efficiency programs many will pay for programmable thermostats and some even subsidized roof insulation step 6 hold a piece of toilet paper near windows and door frames to check for drafts sealing cracks with weather stripping can save big bucks if you improve your home's energy efficiency by replacing an old boiler furnace or water heater or by investing in storm windows and doors you're entitled to an energy tax credit step 7 review the outside of your home for cracks that are draining heat and them step 8 keep baseboard heaters and radiators clean and make sure your furniture and curtains are not blocking the vents step 9 since pioneer times many a family has found warmth by gathering around a stove in winter if you live in a big house try sailing off little used rooms and/or an entire wing when the snow flies did you know lowering your thermostat to 68 degrees while you're at work can decrease your heating bill by 12%

What NOT To Do When You See A Bear...You Are NOT At The Zoo...

**What NOT To Do When You See A Bear…You Are NOT At The Zoo…**



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what's up guys so I made a video showing this bear this is my second video on what not to do when you see a bear do you see those two people standing there they're probably 20 feet from this bear alright there's a lot of uh you know New Yorkers and New Jersey people here clearly there is bear in New York and New Jersey as well and I'm not gonna make it assumption as to where they live but there's tons of visitors that don't normally see black bear and it's probably not a good idea to just be standing 20 feet away now there's a really good chance nothing's gonna happen but you just don't know so why would you take that chance that guy is like 10 feet from the bear standing behind the car just stand there it see his hands are empty it's no way of defending himself just in case something happens just kind of enjoying the view and there is this friend or family member just kind of watching I mean it reminds me of the stories that people go to Yellowstone and get out to take picture of the Grizzlies and then just get mauled to death now black bears not likely to hurt you unless it was a you know feeling threatened or something right now it's clearly just looking for food in the yard in fact it just laid down that was a lady there it's just interesting to me to see people you know you're not at the zoo this is a wild animal anything can happen and it will happen a lot faster than you can ever imagine now I'm filming this video inside the comfort of the car alright so for some reason spirit wants to take off or something you know I can get out of here quickly safely those people not so much right now the Bears just kind of hot sitting in the shade by the tree it's cool it's beautiful but it's kind of a reminder when you see nature like this respect it because you just don't know what's gonna happen all right so we're back in different house up the road the bear is eating out of a bird feeder which is what they do and you can see there's a dog two dogs right at the door over there or a scratch and trying to protect their there here we go yeah do this guy let's see how this goes all right well clearly he lives there let's go say what is what is he gonna do but yeah this is what happens birth use right show's over anyway thanks for watching guys I'll be able to good one take care

5 Simple Swaps for a Green Zero-Waste Kitchen (& save money too!) {Green | Minimalism | Zero-Waste}

**5 Simple Swaps for a Green Zero-Waste Kitchen (& save money too!) {Green | Minimalism | Zero-Waste}**



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