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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.

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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. Our energy independence has been most welcome.

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High-Country Harmony Near Telluride

If you are lucky enough to spend the night in Scott and Tess Van Wagner’s 1,500 square-foot, solar-powered log cabin hideaway in the Colorado Rockies near Telluride, you might wake up to the enchanting melodies of mountain bluebirds, courting just outside the upstairs guest bedroom. If you then venture out onto the stylish, cantilevered Truman Porch—named after the brassy 33rd President who commissioned a similar, though much grander, porch to be built on the south portico of the White House […]

By |Self-Reliance|

Celebrate Safely on Independence Day

The volume of illegal fireworks getting used in my neighborhood suggests Independence Day is almost here.

Any fireworks that leave the ground or explode are illegal for private use under Colorado state law. Other states have different laws as do counties, cities and homeowners associations. Sparklers are usually legal, but they are not “safe” as the attached image indicates.

Too many people are injured while using fireworks each year. Causes of injuries include ignoring the manufacturer’s instructions or safety warnings or letting […]

By |Wildfire & Fire Safety|

Hand Hewn Logs or a Log Cabin Kit?

Imagine yourself living in a cozy log cabin tucked away somewhere in the backwoods. It’s an idyllic flight of fancy, but once it becomes lodged in your mind it cannot be extracted. It becomes a part of you, and whether it grows or it festers, it’s there to stay. And you know if you’re ever to have any peace, you’ll just have to make it come true.

There are lots of ways to build a log house or cabin, but they […]

By |Log Home Planning|
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