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Archive for March, 2013


   Mar 29

Counting the cost of a Wood Burning Stove

Along with the Aga, wood burning stoves have become a popular item in many homes. This back to basics from of home heating can be a great eco friendly alternative to central heating and gas and electric fires. Wood burning stoves put out a lot of heat, and while they also produce emissions in the [...]

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   Mar 27

Is it Worth Having a Wool Mattress too?

There is no dispute as to the advantages of wool bedding. A pure wool duvet, pillow or blanket is incredibly comfortable and conducive to a great night’s sleep. In addition, wool is hypoallergenic, kind to the skin, able to maintain a stable body temperature, and highly durable. So is it worth going all in and [...]

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   Mar 25

Winter is over but don’t forget your Eco Lighting

Spring is officially here, although for many people in the country you wouldn’t know it, especially as there has been snowfall over the last week or so. However, spring does mean that the days are now getting longer and the nights shorter. Despite this, we all still rely on our electric lights in the spring [...]

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   Mar 21

Making Wet and Dry Paper Logs

If you own a Log Maker you may have pondered whether you should be making dry paper logs or wet ones, and what, if any, the difference is between them. Well, dry paper logs are perhaps easier to make; they are certainly less messy. However, while wet logs do take more time to produce, mainly [...]

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   Mar 18

Wool Bedding is not just for the Winter

Wool is a wonderful material for bedding. Fewer things are as warm and cosy in the winter than a wool duvet. Being snug and warm in bed, while the wind howls outside and snow lies on the ground is a great feeling. However, that doesn’t means that wool bedding is only for winter. The summer [...]

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   Mar 15

Growing your Own

Food prices are rising, and with current food scares, people are wary about what and where they are buying their food. Increasingly, people turn to fresh, organic vegetables for their dinner plates, but organic veg can be quite expensive. One way of ensuring you get fresh vegetables cheaply and know exactly what has gone into [...]

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   Mar 10

Log Making Tips: getting the most out of your Log Maker

If you own a Log Maker, or are thinking of buying one, you will want to know how to make the most use of it. Of course, a log maker is incredibly easy to use and it doesn’t take much practice before you can quickly make your own logs. However, there are a few tips [...]

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   Mar 08

The Versatility of Wool

Despite being one of the oldest textiles used by mankind, wool lost popularity for many years. It had a stuffy image and was something only grannies knitted or only frumpy people wore. Thankfully, that has changed. Wool has had a resurgence in recent years and is now one of those in-vogue fabrics. And this is [...]

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   Mar 06

Getting Kids Interested in the Environment

The econ friendly movement took a long time. From the seventies, when people first started drawing attention to the damage we were doing to the environment, it took decades before recycling, energy saving and organic produce became as ubiquitous as they are today. The success of the environment movement owes a lot to the fact [...]

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   Mar 04

The Rise of the Wood Burner

Last year, 180,000 wood burning stoves were installed in British homes. With record high energy prices and growing concerns about the environment, more and more people are turning to natural methods such as wood burning to heat their homes. Unlike open fires, which lose a lot of heat up the chimney, wood burning stoves are [...]

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