Monday, June 30, 2008

pop cans on the roof?

I am shopping around for a new roof. we need one desperately. I found an Ohio company, Classic Metal Roofing, that makes a recycled aluminum roof. I think it's made from old pop cans. They claim it reduces attic heat gain by up to 34 percent, and can lower home energy costs by up to 25 percent. It's made from 95 percent recycled aluminum. It fits over your existing roofing, so the old shingles don't got to the landfill, and it's guaranteed for 40 years.

No word yet on how much it costs. I am going to call the dealer today and ask for an estimate. I hope it isn't out of our price range. It sound too go to be true!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

strawberry count: 12 quarts!

I can't believe it. My very very small strawberry patch has yielded 12 quarts and there are more berries to pick! Looks like I have a garden winner I can stick with.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Fresh organic strawberries-homegrown!

That patch of strawberries I planted last spring finally paid off. I have collected 5 quarts from my 1 foot wide by 3 foot long strawberry patch, so far. And there are still more to pick. My hubby had some and said they were the best strawberries he has ever tasted. I have to agree. We ate a bunch, but I am determined not to waste any homegrown produce this year, so I froze about 2 quarts today. For the $6 I spent on plants, you can't beat it.