Monday, September 22, 2008

Cooler Weather

It was such a hot summer, I wondered if it would ever get cooler. But, finally it looks like fall has arrived. A few of the leaves have started to turn.

It has been cool enough that I haven't ran the A/C in a week. I have most of the windows in the house open. So we are getting fresh country air. It's nice cause now I can hear my guineas calling and my roosters crowing all the time.

I am going to try and keep the A/C off as long as possible. And also wait as long as I can to turn on the heat. I am trying to save money on our power bill. I air dry most of our clothes, so that helps also. Any other ideas for saving on the power bill?

The guineas were enjoying a dirt sun bath today. I love them so much. I know a lot of people think they are ugly, but I think they are pretty. I guess it's a mothers love.

I hope it's getting cooler where you are.


Anonymous said...

Nancy, do you guys use compact flourescent light bulbs? We switched to them a couple of years ago, and we saved $30 in the first month!

Your chickens are just darling!

Sadge said...

I didn't realize you were another guinea lover. They have such engaging personalities - so much more than the chickens! I love my three, and am hoping they don't bother the neighbors too much as they wander the neighborhood. So far, so good - everybody else around us seems to love having them "visit".

Angelena said...

It is getting cooler here in the mountains of WV this morning we had 50 degrees when I took the kids to the bus. The leaves are changing - this is my absolute favorite time of the year!

Anonymous said...

We put many of our appliances on power strips so that when we turn them off they are truly "off." I read somewhere that you can save (I think - I am remembering this right) up to 1/3 of your costs by using power strips. We have our TVs and VCR/DVD players, stereos, microwave and computers on the strips. Other appliances just get unplugged when not in use. We also use compact fluorescents and I am a stickler about turning off lights when you leave a room! The dryer is the biggest energy hog - so just using a clothesline like you are doing saves tons!

The Happy Housewife said...

How about adjusting your water heater temperature? We did this a few years ago and saved some money.

Jacy said...

loving all your pictures! To save power we usually plug everything into one surge protector. Then just flipping the switch to turn them all of at once when not in use, saves us a little. Also the water heater if you have one I would lower the temp? Maybe use those space saver bulbs my husband buys them for our lights and it's suppose to save you quite a bit. Not much but i hope this helps :D Hope you have a great rest of the week! many blessings