EcoEtsy Cyber Monday Sales Guide

Oscar tries to order organic catnip

For readers in the US, Cyber Monday is a term coined in 2005 for the Monday after Thanksgiving. Cyber Monday is a day when online shops experience their own version of “Black Friday”, many offering special discounts and sales for the Holiday shopping season. I’d like to devote this space to all of our wonderful [...]

I need a fixer!

As I sit here, staring at an iphone which has inexplicably stopped working properly, I feel a certain amount of frustration that I have no idea how to fix it. I can fix my clothing, I can repair broken china, I can re-plumb a sink, I can even repair my freezer and water heater (done [...]

September is National Preparedness Month

rescue work Ohio

In the US, September is National Preparedness Month, but it’s not a bad time for readers everywhere to take stock of their ability to survive a disaster. According to a CNN poll Six out of 10 American families said they did not have a family emergency plan, according to the survey. Only 19% felt they [...]

Life without mosquitos – is it possible?

Most of us reading this are lucky enough to live in a world where mosquitos are simply a nuisance. Some of us might have to worry about West Nile virus, but diseases like Malaria have mostly been eradicated. Sadly, this isn’t true for many other parts of the world and resorting to toxic sprays is [...]

Grow your own… eggs!

rebecca's ladies

I’ve been wanting to get some backyard chickens for a few years now, but there were other things needing to be done first. Now, I’m just about ready to plunge in, and I thought I’d share a post that a friend of mine wrote for me a few years ago. Chickens are good for gardens [...]