Category Archives: Natural materials

Things nature gives us. Natural building, clothes, furniture and other household and life items.

How to start the fire in the oven or stove with less or no paper

I often heard people say “I am trying to be ecological. Instead of throwing out the paper, I burn it in the oven.” This is of course the worst example of ecology. We should not burn paper, but give it … Continue reading

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Do it yourself capo for your guitar outdoors

I play music instruments, including guitar. Sometimes singing in a comfortable tone would require a capo d’astro.  Buying one is a simple solution, that would increase my already complicated inventory, but I thought, there must be a more simple one, without creating … Continue reading

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Improvement of firewood making with handsaw – sawing with two saws at the same time

Sawing firewood with a handsaw is quite a timeconsuming process. Before I used only one handsaw to crosscut firewood. Because that’s how I saw others are doing it. Today I came to an idea, that I could use both hands … Continue reading

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Early arrival of spring, Permaculture season 2014

Winter lasted only one month this year. Sheep were eating grass on the field until mid of January instead of November and in the mid of February I released them back to the field instead of April. Climate change or … Continue reading

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Get rid of plastic handles

Has it ever happen to you, that a handle of a lid of a kitchen pot gets burned or broken? If not, then aren’t those plastic handles just ugly? It does not mean you have to promote landfill and through … Continue reading

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Heifer international – I participate

Maybe I don’t get EU support to buy animals, but I sure got one from US. There is Heifer project in Alūksne region, too, and local manager was kind to help me. She bought me some sheep, gave me a … Continue reading

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Nettle yarn processing exhibition in Pärnu

In Pärnu I visited Nettle yarn processing exhibition organised by Modern Art Museum (Uue Kunsti Muuseum) . There was also a book “Taimest Tulnud” about different plants to get yarn from. Exhibition was very small, so I could take pictures … Continue reading

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