Our Farmer’s Market Trip…

So, this morning we happened to be up a little early, and I had heard that Lewisville had a Farmer’s Market, so I figured what the heck… I should give it a try…

Well, it was really small, like only two vendors that had produce small but other than that it was pretty okay. We ended up getting some pretty good produce, onions, tomatoes, and some yummy Texas Peaches. There was also a Gulf Coast Shrimp Guy there, so I figured I would splurge and bring the husband home some fresh shrimp.

I am going to try out the Coppell Farmer’s Market next weekend, and I hear they have local meats! The Lewisville one wasn’t necessarily BAD, it just wasn’t a plethora of goodness like I had hoped for! Stay tuned to ready more about the Coppell Farmer’s Market!

46 Cent Diesel Fuel

Does anyone have any more information on the 46 cent diesel fuel thing I’ve seen going around?

From their web site:

DSE has developed a revolutionary method for producing an inexpensive, high performance fuel that can power ANY DIESEL ENGINE and the cost to you is only *46¢ per gallon! That means over $3+ savings for EVERY gallon of our fuel you use!

You have NOT heard of this before. This is an entirely new way in America to make your own fuel from fry oils that takes only minutes. It can be used as a 100% replacement for petrol diesel fuel OR as a fuel offset by using it with petrol diesel fuel in any percentage you desire. DSE fuel and petrol diesel fuel are perfectly compatible.

I’d like a bit of feedback on what these guys are doing. Comments are appreciated.


I can’t even tell you how much I love freecycle.  You are saving the earth and getting free stuff!  Does it get any better than that?  I love that I can see all my stuff that I have so lovingly bought and picked out go to good homes!  If you haven’t joined your local freecycle network, I suggest checking it out!

A little green here, a little green there…

Okay, so I found the cutest ever facebook app today! It is all about showing people how green you are in your real life with your facebook!

You get to start out as a big bad hummer smashing flowers, but the idea is you end as a cute little eco-friendly car with all sorts of happiness!

So, I say get on over there, start reviewing eco-friendly products and show your friends that you have chosen to be all the green you can be!

Green My Ride

The website that brought you Green My Ride: Huddler.

Run Your Car on Water

Has anyone else seen the run your car on water thing? This thing looks like a total scam and it makes me sad. People hocking ebooks for $50 or more promising that you’ll be able to run your car on water. Here’s the breakdown as I see it.

  • True – An internal combustion engine can be run on hydrogen. In fact, you can pump it straight into the carburetor unmodified until it backfires!
  • True – hydrogen can be “made” from water. We all know this. Think back to high-school chemistry.
  • False – A system exists that can convert large enough amounts of hydrogen to fuel your auto that is reliable, inexpensive, and efficient. While you CAN put together a system to do it on a very small scale (like enough to fill a ping pong ball), you can’t make it in large enough quantities to drive to work!

Hope you weren’t getting too excited. The theory is sound, but it seems like the bulk of the internet would rather exploit it for cash than try and explore its possibilities.

From a quick search on “run your car on water”. FYI – I’m not arguing against any of these site specifically. They just came up first in the search.

Run Your Car on Water | Green Tech Gazette
YouTube – Run Your Car On Water Today: STAN MEYER KILLED …
Water Car Run on WATER+Fuel. Hydrogen Save Gas=FREE ENERGY!

Still going strong!~

Okay, so I know I haven’t written for a little while, but I Have been working on this!

I bought the whole family the water bottles, and a fancy water filter, and it is working.  One of the nice side benefits of drinking the filtered water is that there aren’t half empty bottles of water all over my house… and my kid can’t pour the water out of her new bottles the same as she can with the store bought ones!

My next green step I think is to get those cloth bags at the grocery store.  They have pink ones at my kroger now, so I was thinking I should get those, but the bags are just so expensive!  I wish going green didn’t have to cost SO much money.  Maybe there is somewhere online that I can go to get some cheaper grocery bags.  I feel guilty every time I use those other bags, so I know it is the right thing to do, but I just hate to throw down that kind of cash when I am already spending 200 bucks on food!

Speaking of food prices, have you heard about the price of wheat flour going up?  This could effect everything, but for now, it sure as heck effects my sweet sweet bagels!

Filter for te Good…

Filter For Good: Pledge to reduce bottled water waste.

Well, I started reading a little about this, and I think this is a very good step to take!  Let’s get rid of those plastic water bottles!  There are so many alternatives out there, and I, for one, pledge to do my part to start filtering for the good!

Kind of All Over the place…

I still haven’t come up with my super awesome plan for getting my family to go green. It isn’t because I don’t have one, but it is because I don’t know how to make it cost effective, manageable and feasible for my family. You see, if I make things too difficult, then I will not complete the task, and if I make things too easy, then it is like there never was a task to begin with. Maybe I just need to break it down and work it out. Food seems to be where I am focusing right now, so maybe I just need to settle in with food and work from there.

So, step one… food.

Okay, I can do that. :)

Sprouts was a spud…

Okay okay clever kitschy titles aside… I was completely unimpressed with the Sprouts Grocery Store. When I did my internet research yesterday, a couple of different websites pointed me there, I was promised fresher produce and organic goodies galore. I didn’t really find either of these. I have a fabulous Kroger though, so I think maybe I need to figure out how to use the awesome meat from Sprouts with the yummy goodies from my grocery store. I have to say, going green is tough, but I seem to be doing okay so far.