It’s that time of year again, the beginning or the end, however you choose to perceive it. This week we’ll stay topically focused on environmentally friendly tips and tricks. For those of you who have a fireplace (lucky you!), we’ll go over some safety issues and some more efficient ways to help Mother Earth.
Now before any of you start a fire to keep warm and cozy, please remember a few things. First, please don’t burn your old Christmas trees in the fireplace. That is asking for trouble. One could refer back to other articles here on modenook.com for further reading on that issue. Head over to modenook.com/alternative-energy-in-kansas-city/avoid-chimney-fires-w… to get your fill.
Much respect is to be given to the Kansas City Fire Department for providing better insight into safely heating your home this winter. Navigate your browser to: http://www.kcmo.org/CKCMO/Depts/Fire/Homeheatingsafety/index.htm for an awesome printer-friendly safety brochure.
One may wonder how best to dispose of last year’s ashes and such, which were just cleaned out from within the hearth. Take that big bag of carbon and generously spread it about your favorite garden. This will serve as an awesome ready-made fertilizer to prep your planting area for the spring. Ideally, Mother Nature will gently place some frozen water droplets onto the ashes to further settle the score. Please be safe in this wonderful New Year!
Be sure to check out Marge Padgitt’s ‘Alternative Energy’ articles here on modenook.com for even more awesome information.