A Homemade Life
Welcome to Homemade Life.

To take full advantage of everything offered by our forum, please log in if you are already a member or join our community if not ....

Chilli-head
Who is online?
In total there is 1 user online :: 0 Registered, 0 Hidden and 1 Guest

None

Most users ever online was 62 on 10th April 2015, 8:24 am
Latest topics
» What are you harvesting today?
by freebird Today at 12:48 pm

» Seed Banks and reliable suppliers
by Chilli-head 19th November 2017, 9:05 pm

» No-dig gardening & weed control
by freebird 17th November 2017, 5:10 pm

» Homemade onion sets
by freebird 17th November 2017, 7:50 am

» Autumn sowing in the November Garden
by Chilli-head 8th November 2017, 12:10 pm

» What arts and craft things have you been making lately?
by FloBear 6th November 2017, 7:11 pm

» New arrivals
by FloBear 5th November 2017, 4:26 pm

» Wrapping up in the October garden
by freebird 30th October 2017, 12:41 pm

» Excellent publication
by Dandelion 18th October 2017, 5:07 pm

» What have I done in the workshop today?
by Chilli-head 15th October 2017, 8:46 pm

» Masaledar Sem (spicy green beans)
by freebird 15th October 2017, 8:08 pm

» Autumn planting vegetables
by freebird 7th October 2017, 12:58 pm

» Greek village bread
by Chilli-head 5th October 2017, 1:57 pm

» Passata machine
by Ploshkin 4th October 2017, 12:21 pm

» Bad press for woodburners
by freebird 29th September 2017, 7:20 pm

» Reflections on the seaon 2017
by freebird 28th September 2017, 9:35 pm

» The September garden
by FloBear 21st September 2017, 8:59 pm

» Wildlife cameras
by FloBear 9th September 2017, 11:53 am

» whats on the menu
by Dandelion 5th September 2017, 10:10 pm

» Insect hotel
by FloBear 31st August 2017, 10:07 pm

Statistics
We have 635 registered users
The newest registered user is lrover

Our users have posted a total of 44876 messages in 2331 subjects
HML on FaceBook
RSS feeds



Donate to our Charity
The Homemade life supports Kiva - microloans for people in developing countries working to change their lives.  These loans are repaid to our KIVA account, so your donation is used many times to help different people - literally the gift that keeps on giving..

Oi from Kansas City!

View previous topic View next topic Go down

default Oi from Kansas City!

Post by noseblunter on 23rd November 2010, 2:04 am

I run a unique recycling business out of my house. I pick and dumpster dive, collecting anything of a useful, or intrinsically valuable nature (such as rare metals), and then posting them on eBay or selling them in my community. Not all items are still meant for this world though (e.g. vintage handheld irons), and so, eventually, I tear apart the unwanted and recycle the constituent materials. The system is sort of self-correcting, when I debate over taking in more junk, I simply consider the junk's lowest, scrap value; instead of sweating over its highest, market value. And in that same way, I know that my inventory has integrity, as it is made of intrinsically valuable materials that have properties unique to them.

So, anything trashy interests me, composting, recycling, upcycling, forty-ouncers, vermiculture. There'll be a day when trash disposal will be an expense as ominous as electricity; I'd like to take responsibility now.

But junk is only where I've begun, I'm bootstrapping toward full self-sufficiency. What initially interested me was renewable energy, but that's a whole other post.

Holla
avatar
noseblunter

Posts : 1
Join date : 2010-11-23

Back to top Go down

default Re: Oi from Kansas City!

Post by polgara on 23rd November 2010, 8:03 am

Welcome, sounds interesting.

................................................................................................................................
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Elenor Roosevelt


] Enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than you think...

So take care of yourself, be Happy, Love Deeply and enjoy life!


avatar
polgara
Homemade Moderator

Posts : 3029
Join date : 2009-11-16
Age : 71
Location : Sunshine Isle

Back to top Go down

default Re: Oi from Kansas City!

Post by Lottie on 23rd November 2010, 9:04 am

Hello! Very Happy

Lovley to meet you, and your work sounds amazing! Very Happy

................................................................................................................................



http://www.lilypads.biz/
avatar
Lottie

Posts : 840
Join date : 2009-11-09
Age : 51
Location : In a hedge, mostly...

http://www.lilypads.biz/

Back to top Go down

default Re: Oi from Kansas City!

Post by Adrian on 23rd November 2010, 10:19 am

Welcome from me - bootstrapping, I love that term so much - anyway welcome

................................................................................................................................
Paradise Papercraft
Etsy shop
avatar
Adrian
Founder and crotchety old git who wanders around in a threadbare dressing gown muttering

Posts : 2951
Join date : 2009-11-06
Age : 48
Location : Paradise, Nova Scotia

http://www.paradisepapercraft.ca

Back to top Go down

default Re: Oi from Kansas City!

Post by Compostwoman on 23rd November 2010, 11:05 am

And a recycled welcome from me as well Very Happy

Compostwoman

Posts : 5689
Join date : 2009-11-08

Back to top Go down

default Re: Oi from Kansas City!

Post by Mike on 23rd November 2010, 1:43 pm

noseblunter wrote:........ Not all items are still meant for this world though (e.g. vintage handheld irons), and so, eventually, I tear apart the unwanted and recycle the constituent materials......... Holla

Except that example is very strange. Just about nobody today would want those heat on the stove irons for use of course but they'd be much more valuable as "collectibles" than scrap. If not common in Missouri that people like to display 19th Century/early 20th Century ironmongrey as antiques (and so you find lots in the trash) hook up with somebody in another part of the country where there's a market for the stuff.

................................................................................................................................
There is no possibility of social justice on a dead planet except the equality of the grave.
avatar
Mike

Posts : 485
Join date : 2009-11-08
Age : 72
Location : Step by Step Farm, Berkshire Mtns, Massachusetts, USA

Back to top Go down

default Re: Oi from Kansas City!

Post by polgara on 23rd November 2010, 2:00 pm

Make good door stops though!!

................................................................................................................................
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Elenor Roosevelt


] Enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than you think...

So take care of yourself, be Happy, Love Deeply and enjoy life!


avatar
polgara
Homemade Moderator

Posts : 3029
Join date : 2009-11-16
Age : 71
Location : Sunshine Isle

Back to top Go down

default Re: Oi from Kansas City!

Post by Dandelion on 23rd November 2010, 8:26 pm

polgara wrote:Make good door stops though!!
My thought entirely!
Hello Noseblunter

................................................................................................................................
The richer we have become materially, the poorer we have become morally and spiritually. We have learned to fly in the air like birds and swim in the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers and sisters.

-Martin Luther King, Jr.
avatar
Dandelion
Admin

Posts : 4534
Join date : 2010-01-17
Age : 61
Location : Ledbury, Herefordshire

Back to top Go down

default Re: Oi from Kansas City!

Post by Sparhawk on 23rd November 2010, 9:59 pm

Hi from me too...

bigthink You could also use them there irons for holding down wallpaper on a pasting table while you paste it...

................................................................................................................................
"the luxuries of civilisation satisfy only those wants which they themselves create..."
The Worst Journey In The World - Apsley Cherry-Garrard (1922)

"Fleeing from the Cylon tyranny, the last Battlestar, Galactica,
leads a ragtag, fugitive fleet, on a lonely quest—for a shining planet known as Earth."
avatar
Sparhawk
Homemade Moderator

Posts : 1788
Join date : 2009-11-15
Age : 50
Location : Isle of Wight

Back to top Go down

default Re: Oi from Kansas City!

Post by Jaded Green on 23rd November 2010, 10:07 pm

Welcome


... and I'm sure those irons sell in antique shops over here.

In my family they would come under the category of "used to have one of those at the farm, great when we got an electric one" My dad grew up on a farm, which (you will have gathered) did not have electricity. Actually, I have a feeling there may be some of those irons around the house.
avatar
Jaded Green
Homemade Moderator

Posts : 2269
Join date : 2009-11-09
Location : London

Back to top Go down

default Re: Oi from Kansas City!

Post by Guest on 25th November 2010, 6:52 pm

Hi there from France! treeswing
Those irons are still used by fine tailors!

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

default Re: Oi from Kansas City!

Post by flute on 26th November 2010, 4:21 pm

Hello! Nice to meet you! hippy1

................................................................................................................................
"Anyone can achieve their fullest potential. Who we are might be predetermined, but we should never allow our fears, or the expectations of others to set the frontiers of our destiny.
Our destiny cannot be changed but it can be challenged:
Every man is born as many men, but dies a single one." -Timothy McGee (NCIS)
avatar
flute
Homemade Moderator

Posts : 437
Join date : 2010-10-10
Location : Isle of Wight

Back to top Go down

default Re: Oi from Kansas City!

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum