Saturday, October 30, 2010

Pumpkin seeds & storm windows

Fall means weatherizing. With the help of Sin Christian at Michigan Energy Options , we found some more plastic storm windows on ItsEasyBeingGreen for our 5 little windows that have gone uncovered for the last several years. They're all still in their packaging, which is not very useful or energy-efficient. Maybe if this baby girl of mine takes a good nap today, I can check this off my list.
Save Loads of Energy With Caulking and Weatherstripping - Green Homes - MOTHER EARTH NEWS
Also on my list: grocery shopping, borrowing a truck to get to Ovid between 11-2 to pick up a FREE cold frame, and practicing drums before rehearsal tomorrow. And I must not forget Halloween face paint.
But snack attacks had the best of me when I woke up this morning at 4:30. The smell of the pumpkin seeds I roasted last night filled the house and carried me by the nose to the kitchen for a few handfuls.


  1. Awesome site Marie!!! This post totally reminds us that we need to get caulking!!! And insulating the attic! The sad thing is that we desperately need new windows- that would be a HUGE savings in heat loss. But we just can't do it right now.

  2. Also just found out that you can roast the seeds of butternut squash, too. I know, that seems like "duh!", but still, I'd never tried it. That's my new thing now: don't waste any of the food that's usable.

  3. You guys might have too many windows in the new house for it, but these plastic storm windows from the site above are awesome & reusable. We need new windows too, even the "new" ones that the previous owners installed are crap. But in the meantime, these covers are fairly easy to install and they're not expensive. They stop all condensation on the glass, which is a huge relief for me.
    I'll try other winter squash seeds too! I like the idea of waste-free eating & living. We're ready to strike up our compost again because last year's is all turned to garden soil! And luckily with the refuse-bag system here in our city, we can control how we pay for garbage pick-up by controlling how much we throw out.