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PixyJack Press is an independent book publisher of 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.

It is easy to purchase from us, whether you want individual copies or bulk orders with wholesale discounts. Our store lists quantity discounts so you can shop any time.

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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Floor Plan Follies

What do people planning a log home want more than anything? Floor plans. That’s according to survey after survey. Floor plans — two-dimensional representations of room layouts — are great ways for people to start visualizing their home, specifically how it will live. I’ve observed couples examining floor plans by moving their fingers through the rooms to get a sense of the flow and commenting on the suitability of various layouts for their new homes.

Given this popularity, why then, do […]

By |Log Home Planning|

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|

Costa Rica Book “Definitely Worth Reading”

– Review of Monkeys Are Made of Chocolate, by Jennifer Ladewig, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, LLC, April, 2017

When we first got the book my 10-year-old said, “Mom, why does the title say that monkeys are made of chocolate?” After reading the book the title totally makes sense. My daughter has an intense fascination with animals and learned so much from this book. My daughter said:

Monkeys Are Made of Chocolate is a fun way to learn about Costa Rica. In this […]

By |Costa Rica, In The News|
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