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PixyJack Press is an independent publisher of books about renewable energy and sustainable living, log home building and planning, wildfire prep and recovery, bear smart advice, simple horse nutrition, and Costa Rica nature and history.

Since 1999, when we relocated our offices to the end of a rough dirt road in the Colorado Rockies, we have been 100% solar and wind-powered. A choice we made simply because it was so much less expensive than pulling utility power two miles. The independence has been most welcome.

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There’s a Fungus Among Us

Chapter 6 excerpt from Jack Ewing’s book, Monkeys Are Made of Chocolate: Exotic and Unseen Costa Rica

About thirty years ago Diane and the kids lived in an apartment in San José, and I traveled back and forth between there and Hacienda Barú each week. The guy who lived in the apartment upstairs was a mycologist. That’s a fancy word for someone who knows everything about fungus. Jesse grew mushrooms for a living. He used to bring home […]

By |Costa Rica|

How to Help Wildfire Survivors

by Linda Masterson, author of Surviving Wildfire

Tip #1: Never Say “It’s Just Stuff”

“Thank God you got out alive. Everything else is just stuff that can be replaced.” People mean well, but you may make survivors feel guilty about mourning personal treasures that truly can never be replaced. And since more than half of all homeowners are underinsured, many people will not be able to replace their home and all that stuff. The loss of your home is like a […]

By |Disaster Recovery|

Life as a Watt Farmer

Most of us in most places hardly ever give a moment’s thought to electricity. At least not most of the time. We don’t wonder how many pounds of coal has to be fed into the glowing maw of a distant power plant to bake a pizza in an electric oven, or how many grams of enriched uranium has to decay radioactively each year in order to keep poultry and pomegranates cold and fresh in a deluxe refrigerator. Why should we? […]

By |Renewable Energy|
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