Fireplace Chimneys and the Dangers of Creosote

I grew up in Minnesota. I think everyone had a fireplace. Actually, most folks had 2 or 3 fireplaces. What else could you do in the winter except sit next to the fireplace, right? (Well, I’m kidding – I kept busy skiing, skating, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, sledding, making snowmen, instigating snowball fights, and my favorite of all…hitching our dog to a …

Weed-Be-Gone – The Organic Way!

Well, it’s that time of year again. Cold days are fleeing, flowers are bursting forth, the trees are leaving out and WEEDS are ALREADY making their mark! Honestly, I hate weeds among my columbines, in the flower beds, the yard and elsewhere. But I also HATE weed killers. You know, RoundUp, Spectracide, Ortho…toxic, lethal, poisonous stuff that harms everything around …

Radon – Spooky, Nasty Stuff

Radon? What the heck is Radon? Some sort of Star Trek gizmo or remote Star Wars planet? Well, no one really knew what the stuff was a few years ago. Today, however, everyone is talking about it. It’s spooky stuff. You can’t see it, smell it or taste it. It’s nearly everywhere and it’s really, really NASTY. As a home …