Denise
Bigger on the Inside!

Bigger on the Inside!

So, I'm thinking: Why not build a Time Machine? As a fan of Doctor Who, I've always been fascinated by the TARDIS - the iconic time machine that takes the Doctor on his adventures through time and space. So when I wanted to create a unique project for my grandkids,...

Nerdy Bird

Nerdy Bird

I'm always on the lookout for really cool science fair projects--and here is one that combines engineering skills and biomimicry: a simple mechanical bird powered by rubber bands.  It looks like a great way to explore basic engineering principles while also learning...

DIY Oat Milk… and more

DIY Oat Milk… and more

It's so easy and fast to make your own oat milk using a good quality nut milk bag--and it tastes great!  Good instructions for making your own are in the video below and on the humblenutmilkbag.com and downshiftology's websites. I find many ways to use the Dancing...

No-Turn Composting: Build a Bio-Reactor!

No-Turn Composting: Build a Bio-Reactor!

Not all compost is the same. Healthy compost is not only a way to provide plants with nutrients, it can infuse soil with LIFE. Biologically-active compost is far better for both sequestering carbon in soil and better for the plants too. To create great compost usually...

Solar Pizza

Solar Pizza

Who doesn't love a good pizza? As the temperature rises to three digits, the LAST thing we need or want is more heat inside our home, especially if we live without air-conditioning. So, rather than heat up the kitchen, I set out...

Stir the Brew

Stir the Brew

Compost tea innoculates soil with beneficial microorganism. Plants LOVE this magical brew. You Will Need: A 5-gallon bucketA mesh bag1-2 cup of active compost as an inoculantNon-chlorinated water (use well water, rainwater, or let your tap water sit for at least 24...

Curing Olives

Curing Olives

This takes awhile, but WOW are these olives fantastic. I started in November and they were ready by March--and taste GREAT!  Good instructions on honest-food.net website.

Build a Solar Oven Like This

Build a Solar Oven Like This

It's clean, it's simple, it's inexpensive. And it's beautiful. For about $100 in materials, you can build yourself a solar oven from cardboard boxes.   Did you know that the Sun provides Earth with more energy in a DAY than humans use in an entire YEAR?On hot...