Here are a few more photos from Doug Eichelberger’s Lucky Ranch. These were all shot inside his barn. The barn features a foundation of bailed recycled plastic bottles, and the walls are baled glossy magazines covered in stucco.
Since my last post on the merits of biodiesel, I’ve been able to gather more information and I wanted to pass it on to you. What continues to intrigue me about home brewing biodiesel is that it is emblematic of the type of lifestyle changes we all need to take on in the 21st century. Taking waste frier oil and converting it, at home into a cleaner burning, less toxic and more biodegradable fuel is something akin to modern day alchemy.
With the holiday season barely half over, you and yours may have noticed a sharp uptick in the amount of post consumer waste your household is generating. You wouldn’t be alone if you had, but it doesn’t have to be all bad. In recent years, my family has been able to dramatically reduce the amount of waste that we generate at the holidays by opting for reusable gift bags over traditional wrapping paper, opting for gifts with little or no packaging, and making holiday meals mostly from scratch thus keeping can, box and bag waste to a minimum. But what to do with that old Christmas tree? Read more of this >>
There’s nothing like the holidays for putting the issue of post consumer waste front and center. And this raises a question: wouldn’t it be great if we could take some of that waste and turn it into a valuable resource instead? That’s the idea behind biodiesel–to take old, worn out frier grease and transform it into an environmentally friendly fuel for our cars and trucks.