What this claim means A “pasture raised” claim on meat, poultry, dairy, or egg labels means that the animals were raised for at least some portion of their lives on pasture or with access to a pasture, not continually confined indoors. Raising animals on pasture is not the industry standard; the vast majority of dairy […]
How Long Do Solar Panels Last?
If you’re a regular visitor to our site, you know that we’re huge proponents of solar energy. Renewable, environmentally conscious, and free – it’s tough to beat solar as far as “green energy” is concerned. We’ve written many articles on solar panels, and we love to hear your feedback. One of the most frequent questions […]
6 Best Solar Panel Kits of 2023 Reviewed
Solar panels are a great way to generate power that you can truly feel good about. Solar power is renewable, green, and it’s free! But, let’s face it, solar technology is complicated, and it can be difficult to know what you need to get started on a solar energy system of your own. For this […]
What Does Cage Free Mean?
On an egg carton, “cage free” means that the hens that laid the eggs were not raised in caged housing systems, which is how the vast majority of laying hens in the U.S. are housed. In a caged housing system, each hen is typically given enough space to stand upright, but not enough space to […]
How Does a Greenhouse Work?
In this article, we’re diving into the science behind an ever-popular growing environment – the greenhouse. We’ll explain why greenhouses are so effective, and how they use the “greenhouse effect” to hold their temperature so well. We’ll also dive into some tips & tricks for proper temperature control within the greenhouse itself. Let’s start by […]
How To Dispose of Paint
It’s almost impossible buy the exact amount of paint necessary for a paint job. And what ends up happening is you have a half-bucket of paint sitting in your closet for months on end. But what do you do when you’ve had enough of it? In this article, we answer this question. We’re telling you […]
How to Clean Solar Panels – Is it Worth it?
In this article, we’re talking about a subject that is too often overlooked with solar panels – cleaning them. Keeping your solar panels clean can increase their effectiveness over time, but you have to be sure that you clean them the right way. We’ll walk you through the process step-by-step. Why Do You Need to […]
What Does Free Range Really Mean?
Highs Ranging freely outdoors is important for animal welfare In combination with meaningful labels (see below), the claim means the animals were not continually confined indoors Lows On-farm inspection is not required There is no common standard that producers have to meet for eggs and dairy A “free range” claim does not mean that the […]
Brownout vs. Blackout: What’s the Difference?
In this article, we’re talking about two terms that effect your power service – a brownout and a blackout. You may have heard these terms before, and you may even think that they refer to the same event. Actually, there are pretty significant differences between the terms, and we’ll dive into those differences below. What’s […]
How Long Does Bottled Water Last?
The Issue with Bottled Water Many people turn to bottled water as a safe, clean, and tasty alternative to tap water. There are so many excellent bottled water options on the market that it’s very easy to keep yourself well stocked on clean drinking water for you and your family. One questions that is most […]