The Heat Is On…So Put The Heat On!

thermometer temperature rising

With Australia in the middle of a heat wave, most advice will be telling you how to keep cool, survive the heat wave and avoid heat stress.

But today I’m going to talk about something a little counter-intuitive.

Keeping cool is important, of course.

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Keys To Growing Your Own Food Over Summer Holidays

Ahhh…summer!Irrigation fittings with tomato & sweet pea

All that lovely fresh produce!  Tomatoes, basil, zucchini, capsicums, eggplant, corn, beans, lettuce, rocket…

Did you plant some seeds or seedlings and are now just waiting for your first pickings?  (If not, you can still pop some Continue reading

Solstice = time for a home energy efficiency check-up

It’s the middle of winter where I live in the southern Electricity consumption neighbourhood comparisonhemisphere.

We’ve just past the winter solstice and today I’ve been to a funeral.

Appropriately, the weather has been cold, gloomy and raining.  Continue reading

Keep Your Home Cool Without Air-Conditioning – Quickly

What do you do when it’s hot?  Turn the air-conditioner House Roogulli midday 24 Nov 2012on without hesitation?

What about the cost – to your hip pocket and to the environment?

And what if you don’t have AC?  Continue reading

5 Keys To Your Garden Surviving Summer

In the southern hemisphere, summer is just upon us – if it hasn’t already arrived.

Summer is the most productive time in the garden.  It’s when most of our fruit, vegetables and flowers grow.

Unfortunately, it can also be very challenging…especially if you live in a place with hot, dry, windy summers like I do. (I live in Canberra, capital of Australia). Continue reading