Archive for July, 2009

Fuel Pellet Venture Born from Dying Forests: Bliss Industries … – TimberLine

Friday, July 31st, 2009
Fuel Pellet Venture Born from Dying Forests: Bliss Industries
TimberLine
Then I thought about manufacturing wood fuel pellets because I had owned a pellet stove in one of my houses, and it provided a great source for supplemental


Improve the efficiency of your fireplace with a woodburning insert – Examiner.com

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Examiner.com
Improve the efficiency of your fireplace with a woodburning insert
Examiner.com
A wood stove insert will produce enough heat to warm a large area (800—3000 sq. ft.). The addition of an electric built-in blower or door fan will push the


Cowboy country in B.C. – Calgary Herald

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Pull out your scruffiest pair of cowboy boots and wide-brim hat. With the smell of coffee, hay and horses early in the morning, life doesn’t get much better. You can ride the west in consummate luxury or hew to the historic but either way you will …


In a Palm Springs bungalow, getting his ‘fixer’ fix – Los Angeles Times

Friday, July 31st, 2009
In a Palm Springs bungalow, getting his ‘fixer’ fix
Los Angeles Times
“The kitchen server lines were hopelessly clogged with 50 years of grease, the stove didn’t work, both bathrooms were on the fritz — and you don’t want to


How to give your home an inexpensive eco-makeover – Times Online

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Times Online
How to give your home an inexpensive eco-makeover
Times Online
In six months, she lined the walls with wool fibre, installed a wood-burning stove, state-of-the-art double-glazing, a rainwater-harvesting system and solar


Craft show held Thursday at Troy Fair – Daily Review & Sunday Review

Friday, July 31st, 2009

TROY – People checking out the “Crafts by the Creek” show at the Troy Fair Thursday had the opportunity to help the Berrytown Wesleyan Church get a new furnace. Church members Anna Mae Wenger and Judy Walsh were on hand selling cookbooks with …


FREE Daily News Alerts – Inside Higher Ed

Friday, July 31st, 2009
FREE Daily News Alerts
Inside Higher Ed
A $12 million modern fireplace — although it’s more akin to a high-tech wood stove. Middlebury officials estimate that they cut their fuel use by 50


Green Ideas – Inside Higher Ed

Friday, July 31st, 2009

In the 1800s, Middlebury College freshmen were instructed to pack a cord of wood for their dormitory fireplaces. “We’ve kind of got the modern version of that,” said Jack Byrne, the director of sustainability integration. A $12 million modern …


Brown County family empowered to live life off the grid – The Herald-Times (subscription)

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

The Herald-Times (subscription)
Brown County family empowered to live life off the grid
The Herald-Times (subscription)
The Manuels have a TV, a computer and a washing machine; in the winter, they heat with wood, when the wood stove also serves as a cooking stove.


Homes Amid the Vines – New York Times

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

GRAPES aren’t the only cash crop in Yamhill County, Ore., in the Willamette Valley southwest of Portland. Real estate, cultivated in tandem with vineyards and wineries renowned for their pinot noir, has been attracting second-home buyers, investors …