Published on Wednesday, May 15 2013 09:19
With Spring lurching forward in Colorado, you might not be surprised to see a land or water turtle on the move. This is a time when turtles may seek a new home, move to their regular summer areas from hibernation, or be crossing a road that crosses their habitat. If you see a turtle on aRead more: Turtles: a Rite of Spring!
Published on Thursday, April 25 2013 03:04
Lately I’ve been doing a lot of work with wood. Knotty pine to be exact. Hundreds of board feet of it, making baseboard and door and window molding. It takes a lot of busy work to sand and stain and sand and seal all of this wood, but the results are definitely worth the effort.
You have a lot of time for musing when you are doing this type of task. You have to pay attention and keep an eye on what you are doing as you sand each board with one and sometimes two different grits of sandpaper and maybe even a third in between stain and sealer coats. As I was going about this task, I started thinking about what life was like without sandpaper. I couldn’tRead more: “A Rather Abrasive Topic”
Published on Thursday, March 28 2013 09:36
If your dishwasher is turning out dull, spotty dishes - leaving you frustrated and annoyed - you're not alone. Spotty and cloudy dishes are a common nuisance for many dishwasher owners across America.
In fact, a recent survey from the makers of OxiClean(r) found that people experience spots and cloudy film on their dishes straight out of the dishwasher an average of five times per month, and 70 percent felt annoyed or frustrated because they didn't know the cause.
Published on Thursday, April 25 2013 02:33
In spite of the recent snows, spring has arrived in Lyons! One clear sign is the return of colorful bluebirds and finches to our town. Unfortunately, these birds are under threat from some nasty neighbors.
House sparrows and starlings are non-native, invasive species that kill and out-compete native birds like the Mountain Bluebird. Please help keep native songbirds coming back to Lyons byRead more: Help Protect Our Native Birds
Published on Thursday, March 28 2013 07:29
Lyons residents, Elizabeth Lennert and her husband Eric, knew that they wanted to re-model their 1970s-era home, and thought there must be something better than 1970s energy use. As a part of their re-model process, the Lennerts decided to get a home energy assessment from EnergySmart. Based on recommendations from their EnergySmart advisor, they decided to upgrade the insulation in the walls, attic, and in the floor and crawl/space.Read more: Packing In The Savings