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Bobbi's Blog :: 2011 thru 2015 Archived Entries (file size: 780k)

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The entries included in this PDF are:

Sustainable Living

  • A Good Night of Sleep
  • Eating Healthy is Living Sustainably
  • Shop at the Thrift Store
  • Investing
  • Upgrade Instead of Replace
  • Lending a Hand
  • Reading Labels
  • Composting
  • Recycling, A Beginner's Guide
  • Making a Sustainable Lifestyle a Habit
  • Getting Started Living a Sustainability Lifestyle
  • There is No Such Thing as a Stupid Question!

Low and No-Cost Tips

  • Save Fuel When Driving
  • Reduce Your Electricity Usage
  • Be Your Own Energy Efficiency Detective
    (updated September 2013)

Farming

  • Meeting Prospective Customers
  • Egg Inspection
  • Flying Predator
  • Alone on the Farm for Two (2) Weeks
  • Good Fences Make Good Neighbors
  • I Feed the Chickens, the Chicken Feeds Me...
  • Chicken High School???
  • It IS the Heat!
  • Who Are We to Judge? (Bugs and Weeds)
  • Keeping Bees, It's a Beginning...
  • My Philosophy and as It Relates to Farming
  • Soil Health

Ramblings, Rants & Other Non-sense

  • The Farm and Home Excercise Program
  • The Eagle has Landed
  • There are All Sorts of Mothers...
  • Vacation? Is that even Possible?
  • A Real Pain (in the foot)

SUSTAINABLE FARMING ARCHIVED WEBPAGES

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Farming : Adventures in Cattle, Vol. 1 (file size: 8.31m)

Subjects/Areas included in this PDF are:

  • Summer Guests (June 2012)
  • Our Own Herd - It's a Start (April 2013)
  • Flush of Grass (May 2013)
  • Moowers (July 2013)
  • Photos of Moowers (September 2013)
  • Pumpkins and COLD Weather (January 2014)
  • SirLoin Departs... 3 Steers Arrive (June 2014)
  • One Little Happy Family of Moowers (July 2014)
  • A New Addition (September 2014)
  • A Second Addition (November 2014)
  • Alone on the Farm for 2 Weeks (December 2014)
  • The Herd in Winter (December 2014)


Farming : Beef, Grass Fed/Finished (file size: 10.02m)

PLEASE NOTE: This PDF is of the January 2016, active 'Grass Fed/Finished Beef for Sale' webpage. I have included it because it has a plethora of general information that you may find useful to have in your digital files; including the PDFs referred to on that webpage.

Subjects/Areas included in this PDF are:

  • Grass Fed/Finished Beef for Sale
  • How to Buy PlayHaven Farm LLC's Grass Fed/Finished Beef
    • Cowpooling Program
    • Meat Account
    • Whole/Half/Split-Half... How Much Should I Get?
    • What If Demand Exceeds Supply?
    • How to Get Your Share
    • What Will I Get In My Share?
    • What About the Organs?
  • More Information About Grass Fed/Finished Beef
    • A History Lesson
    • An Old Day is Dawning
    • I'm Not So Much a Cattle Producer as a Grass Grower
    • Small Farm, Small Herd ... A Mob?
  • Attachments:
    • 2014 Beef Study by the US Belted Galloway Society
    • Comparisons in 1994 by A.R.C. Butson, MD
    • Reprint of London’s Financial Times, Sept 10, 2000 via US Belted Galloway Society
    • Beefboard.org: Fact sheet
    • Grass Fed vs. Corn Fed: You Are What Your Food Eats
    • Cooking Grass Fed Beef
    • The Art & Science of Management-intensive Grazing
 


Farming : Beekeeping (file size: 5.91m)

Subjects/Areas included in this PDF are:

  • Backstory (Apr 2012)
  • Getting the Bees and Installation (Apr 2012)
  • First Inspection (Apr 2012)
  • Second Inspection (Apr 2012)
  • Third Inspection (May 2012)
  • Fourth Inspection (May 2012)
  • Time to Remove the Feeder and Add the First Super (May 2012)
  • Mr. Reidler Comes Out to See the Hive (Jun 2012)
  • Bees "Bearding" (Jul 2012)
  • My Honey! (Oct 2012)
  • Sad News (Dec 2012)
  • A New Start (Jun 2014)
  • Ups and Downs in Beekeeping (Aug 2015)


Farming : Chicken Adventures, Vol. 1 (file size: 9m)

Subjects/Areas included in this PDF are:

  • Getting Into Pastured Poultry (Mar 2012)
  • Chicks (May 2012)
  • 10-Days Old (May 2012)
  • The Chickens Have Left the Building! (Jun 2012)
  • Moved to the Chicken Tractor (Jun 2012)
  • Added Independence (Jul 2012)
  • Growing Up (Aug 2012)
  • Coming Down to the Wire for the Boys (Aug 2012)
  • I Feed the Chickens, the Chickens Feed Me (Oct 2012)
  • Extra Photos (Oct 2012)
  • From Pasture to Freezer (Oct 2012)
  • It's All About the Hens! (Oct 2012)
  • Sunny-side Up, Please (Oct 2012)
  • Adding Light to the Situation (Nov 2012)
  • B-B-B-BRRRR! (Dec 2012)
  • Winter Hens (Jan 2013)
  • Spring Equinox (Mar 2013)


Farming : Chicken Adventures, Vol. 2 (file size: 8m)

Subjects/Areas included in this PDF are:

  • May Day (May 2013)
  • Mother and Child Reunion... Well, Sort of (May 2013)
  • Processing Chickens (Aug/Sep 2013)
  • A Rooster in the Hen House??? (Nov 2013)
  • Overwinter Pasture (Jan 2014)
  • Bah-Humbug-Chicken Style (Feb 2014)
  • Another Polar Vortex in March... In Like a Lion (Mar 2014)
  • New Homes All Around (May 2014)
  • Freedom Rangers, Dark Cornish, Turkeys, Egg Layers, OH MY! (Jul 2014)
  • Feeding Japanese Beetles (Nov 2014)
  • The Turkeys (Nov 2014)
  • Chicken Processing (Nov 2014)
  • Overwintering Setup (Nov 2014)
  • Phaerghus Meets the Chickens (Dec 2014)
  • From Winter to Summer Pasture (Apr 2015)
  • The Chicks Have Left the Building (Jul 2015)
  • A Difficult Decision (Oct 2015)
  • The Last Update on Poultry (Jan 2016)


Farming : Construction Of Mobile Coops and More (file size: 10.36m)

Subjects/Areas included in this PDF are:

  • Chicken Ark (Jun 2012)
  • Chicken Tractor (June 2012/Sep 2015)
  • EggMobile (May 2013)
  • Cockerel Campers (Aug 2013)
  • Brooder/Hover (Jun 2014)
  • Shade/Covered Roost (Jul 2014)
  • Turkey Coop (Jul 2015)
  • A New Life for the Turkey Mobile (Dec 2015)


Farming : Fruits, Vegetables, Herbs... (file size: 3.92m)

Subjects/Areas included in this PDF are:

  • Making Plans (Oct 2008)
  • Can We Really Call this Farming? (Oct 2009)
  • Preparing for a Fruit Orchard (Jun 2011, Feb 2012)
  • Raised Beds for Vegetable Production (Nov 2011)
  • 2012 Crops (Jun 2012)
  • 2013 Crops (Spring 2013)
  • 2014 Crops (Spring 2014)
  • The Orchard, It's a Beginning (Apr 2014)


Farming : Gleaning Pumpkins (file size: 1.43m)

Subjects/Areas included in this PDF are:

  • Pumpkins, a Food Source for Livestock (Apr 2013)
  • Free Pumpkins Through Gleaning (Nov 2013)


Farming : Healthy Eggs for Sale (file size: 762k)

PLEASE NOTE: This PDF is of the discontinued (as of September 2015) webpage. I have included it because it has a plethora of general information that you may find useful to have in your digital files; including the PDFs referred to on that webpage.

Subjects/Areas included in this PDF are:

  • What Sets My Eggs Apart
  • Pastured Poultry
  • Coops
  • Breeds - Triple Purpose
  • Food (Feed)


Farming : Meat Chickens for Sale (file size: 856k)

PLEASE NOTE: This PDF is of the discontinued (as of September 2015) webpage. I have included it because it has a plethora of general information that you may find useful to have in your digital files; including the PDFs referred to on that webpage.

Subjects/Areas included in this PDF are:

  • What Sets My Meat Chickens Apart
  • How to Buy PlayHaven Farm LLC's Meat Birds
  • Pastured Poultry
  • Coops
  • Breeds - Triple Purpose
  • Food (Feed)


Farming : Turkeys (file size: 4.58m)

Subjects/Areas included in this PDF are:

  • Pastured Turkeys
  • Eating Our First Turkey (Apr 2015)
  • Turkeys Like to Be UP (Apr 2015)
  • A Nest for the Turkey (Apr 2015)
  • The First Turkey Eggs (Apr 2015)
  • Starting A Turkey Flock (Apr 2015)
  • Blue Becomes a Momma (Jul 2015)
  • Poults First 'Walk-About' (Jul 2015)
  • Poults Roosting (Jul 2015)
  • More Fun with Turkeys (Jul 2015)
  • Videos (Jul 2015)
  • All Grown Up and Walk-About Pictures (Sep 2015)
  • A Really Tough Decision (Oct 2015)
  • The Last Update (Jan 2015)

GREENOVATION OF AN EXISTING RESIDENCE ARCHIVED WEBPAGES

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Greenovation Overview/Residential -- PlayHaven East (file size: 1.92m)

Subjects/Areas included in this PDF are:

  • Goals
  • Site
  • Client
  • Design
  • Systems
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Sustainability


Greenovation : Deck/Porch (file size: 1.32m)

Subjects/Areas included in this PDF are:

  • Backstory (May 2011)
  • Lumber for Raised Beds - NO the DECK! (May 2011)
  • Deck Replaced (12-28-11)
  • They Say Change is Good (10-17-12)
  • Sealed! (10-24-12)


Greenovation : Fireplace Chimney (file size: 2.29m)

Subjects/Areas included in this PDF are:

  • Backstory (Sep 2008)
  • Exterior Chimney Repair (Sep 2008)
  • New Chimney Liner (Oct 2008)
  • Chimney Sealant (Aug 2010)


Greenovation : Heating and Cooling (file size: 4.25m)

Subjects/Areas included in this PDF are:

  • Ductwork, Sealing (December 2009)
  • Time to Update the Heating and Cooling (November 2011)
  • Ductwork, Correct Old and Install New (October 2011)
  • Install Geothermal Tubing (October 2011)
  • Install Ground Source Heat Pump and Water Heater (October 2011)
  • Remove Propane Tank (October 2011)
  • 2012 QHCA Award by Contracting Business.com (June 2012)
  • Proof: How Great Insulation and New Geothermal System Is! (June 2012)
  • The Glory of Geothermal Cooling! (August 2012)


Greenovation : Insulation (file size: 2.25m)

Subjects/Areas included in this PDF are:

  • Estimates (April 2009)
  • Replace Fiberglass in Attic with Cellulose (May 2010)
  • Add Closed-Cell Foam to Crawlspace Below Master Bedroom/Bath and Basement Rim Joist (September 2011)
  • Add Cellulose Under the Floor in the Front (North) Hall (September 2011)


Greenovation : Painting (file size: 2.41m)

Subjects/Areas included in this PDF are:

  • Remove Wallpaper and Paint Living Room with No VOC Paint (June 2008)
  • Exterior 'Maintenance' Painting (September/October 2008)
  • Exterior Whole House, Siding and Trim Painted (April/May 2011)


Greenovation : Plumbing (file size: 1.32m)

Subjects/Areas included in this PDF are:

  • Searching for a Plumber (October 2009)
  • Replace Polybutylene with PEX (April 2010/update May 2010)
  • Standing Water in Crawlspace (September 2011)
  • Repair Shower Faucet 1st Floor Bath (September 2012)


Greenovation : Siding (file size: 1.8m)

Subjects/Areas included in this PDF are:

  • Repair and Installation of Cementatious Fiber Siding (April 2011)


Greenovation : Roof (file size: 3.75m)

Subjects/Areas included in this PDF are:

  • Backstory (April 2009)
  • Replace Metal Roof on House with Energy Star Qualified 'Cool' Roof (July 2009)
  • Replace Fascia Boards (April 2011)

PROPOSED NEW GREEN RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ARCHIVED WEBPAGES

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Proposed New Construction/Residential -- PlayHaven West (file size: 5.5m)

Subjects/Areas included in this PDF are:

  • Site
  • Client
  • Design
  • Systems
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Sustainability

STATUS REPORT ARCHIVED WEBPAGES

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Status Reports : 2007 thru 2014 (file size: 418k)

These are the Status Reports archived from the "Previously at PlayHaven LLC & Green Building Project" page.
As noted on the home page... "The Status Report is where you find out if anything has been added since your last visit -- the Month and Date will change to reflect the most current updates. It has links to the pages that have been updated so you don't have go searching to find them." This archived PDF does not contain any links.

Subjects/Areas referred to in this PDF include:

  • Green Building Projects
  • Farm Projects
  • Blog Entries

SUSTAINABLE LIVING ARCHIVED WEBPAGES

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Sustainable Living : 2008 thru 2015 (file size: 2.03m)

Subjects/Areas included in this PDF are:

  • Bed, Natural King-size (May 2012)
  • Broadband Service, also known as ‘Internet Access’ (Jul 2008, Oct 2011,
    Sep 2013)
  • Eco-friendly Cookware (Dec 2008, May 2011)
  • Heater Ceiling Fan (December 2010)
  • Lighting (Jul 2008, Feb 2012)
  • Recycling and Repurposing (Jun 2012)
  • Seasonal Decorating (Dec 2008, Oct 2012)
  • Television, Flat Screen, LCD HDTV (Dec 2009)
  • Vehicle, Dodge Grand Caravan SE with FlexFuel (Aug 2009)
  • Water Conserving and Energy Efficient Washer and Dryer (Sep 2008)
  • Yard Equipment: Trimmer/Edger, Ratchet Pruners, Electric Mower (Sep 2010, Feb 2012, May 2013)

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