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.
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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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Plugged Into the Colorado Sun & Wind
To hear Carole Brannon tell it, you’d think her life had become a fairytale. With a contagious smile that beams with pride, she begins her story 11 years ago, when she and her husband, Glenn, first set eyes on their remote 3.8 acre parcel of wooded Colorado hillside, just a hoot and holler downstream from the point where Larimer County abandons all attempts to maintain the road from October to April, and five miles upstream from the last utility pole. […]
Origins of Fire – Stories from Around the World
Peak into fire’s ancient myths and stories and you’ll discover devious tricksters and animals with magical powers. Fascinating stuff for kids learning about fire safety from Einar Jensen, the author of Ancient Fire, Modern Fire and Origins of Fire books. In this new blog series, we’ll share a few of the ancient myths that Einar has collected. They are fun to read, no matter what age you are. Enjoy!
When Thunder Roars, Please Go Indoors
Lightning strikes the Earth over 25 million times each year.
Lightning, a rapid discharge of electrical energy in the atmosphere, is among the most impressive weather phenomena on the planet. It’s also quite dangerous.
The winds within a thunderstorm or similar column of rapidly rising air causes particles of ice to crash into each other. During the crashes, smaller particles lose electrons while larger ones gain electrons, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
As the cloud bottoms become charged negatively, […]