Meet The New recruits :D

There has been a lot going on since I last updated Mutanthouse has gained new furry and human residents first to move in was little Hariette her family decided to start a new life and decided there was no more room for their companion of almost 12 years 😦 (Harry’s birthday is august 17th). Knowing that the little chi girl would most likely be put down in the pound Mutanthouse decided that there was room for another furry miss so say hello to miss Hariette 😀

The Next To Move in Where Kay and Tim and their fur babies who decided that Mutanthouse was the project for them 😀 Tim Is a Photographer and Master Barista Kay Is a Photographer, Professional Makeup artist, Vet tech and certified Dog trainer 😀 They Originally came with 3 pooches and 3 kittehs but on arrival adopted the recently orphaned miss trinity who we will meet later in the post.
Let’s say hello to them all 😀

this is Kay 😀

This is Tim 😀

This is Miss Stella

Miss Sophia

Sir Owen

Meet Baby Cat

Meet Lily cat

And Hansel

Now to our miss trinity also known as buttercup , trin , wren and little bit. When her former family moved to Florida they decided to leave this poor little 7 week old girl in the abandoned apartment to die:( she was left without water or food. Though coincidence we de sided to look at the apartment to see if it would be fit to house Tim and Kay while we build their space on the property. And there she was flea infested to the Point that her fur was moving, covered in sores and with a skin infection from the filth she was left in. We of course grabbed the little girl and Kay proceeded to feed her (she was famished and dehydrated) as I called our vet (Mutanthouse Hearts ❤ high Point veterinary clinic ).

It was soon clear that little bit was to be Kay’s baby and they bonded further during the wait at our vet’s

Trinity was a very patient and well behaved pup during her examination …she was weighed in at 7.3 pounds. Originally we thought she was German Shepherd Rottwiler but Kay pointed out that her feet are relatively small and that the second breed might be Mini pincher – what do you guys think ?

So for now Kay and Tim’s family is complete say hello to little miss trinity 😀

Here she is resting with her brother Owen ❤

Our little girl is expected to make a full recovery and she is already full of puppy goodness and spunk as if nothing ever happened 😀

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To build a garden the first step toward Independence

This year we started small but we are proud of our little tomato and bell-pepper plants 😀

TOMATO

BELL PEPPER 😀

But we have great ambitions toward planning and creating a full fledged garden for 2011.

We have decided that we would love to engage in both conventional and hydroponic gardening as well as aquaphonics. For this we will eventually need a green house. Because Mutanthouse is a VEGAN project we will not be stuffing our fish in ugly dark tanks but will be building them a habitat. We want to create a beautiful living space for our fish with tons of room to swim and play. We decided that the greenhouse should be sustainable therefore should be built out of old windows and doors.

Here some ideas that inspired us

Here more ideas that inspired us:

If you would like to contribute to this project there are several things you can do –

Donate building material – we need:

Wood – planks, poles, fencing, lattice, Doors, posts, pillars, old windows
Red or/and black bricks
Stone or concrete tiles
Seeds, Plants and fruit trees
Bamboo plants to keep out nosy Neighbors
Chicken wire
Tin roofing
Food grad PVC pipes
Wooden water barrels
Any kind of garden tools and equipment
pond liner
gravel
water pump
Solar panels (even damaged ones )

Or you can donate you time and help build it

Please contact me via message on our Facebook page if you are considering these options:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Mutanthouse-Project/193566447344664

You can also donate to garden fund here >

http://www.chipin.com/mypages/edit/id/78f8144bb8ae9daa

Every penny help and is appreciated 😀

It’s not easy being green – or is it? Getting tax credits and financial help for going green

As Kermit sang so proficiently it ‘s not easy being green , It is a sad thing that in this world being a polluting menace often is cheaper than going green …well let me revise that, the initial hurdle of going green is often a seemingly insurmountable obstacle for low to middle income families. Unbeknownsed to many of us there are actually some pretty interesting grant programs throughout America that can actually lower that initial hurdle, they are just not widely publicised.  Some states even have special mortgage extension programs with low rates for green upgrades. Finding these programs and  applying for them can be  really hard for the layman or Woman . But there is help there are an array of resource site out there to help you on this somewhat thorny path.

Here are some valuable sites if you decide to go green:

Dsire http://www.dsireusa.org/

Is a site that will give you all available federal options as well as a by state line-up of state programs: it even when available offer some local options.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) http://www.nrel.gov/

This site gives you easy to understand information on different renewable energy options. Not only will you find the more known energy sources like wind, solar and hydro, but also geothermal and biomass options. In the news section you will find available incentive programs.

ACEEE | American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy http://www.aceee.org/

This site has a great free PDF file that gives you the low down on available tax credits for  green living and upgrades.  The current version is only for 2009 but still it can give you a guideline what to look for

http://energytaxincentives.org/uploaded_files/Tax_incentive09.pdf

U.S. DOE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) http://www.eere.energy.gov/

This is the department of energy’s website.  If you click this link http://search.nrel.gov/query.html?qp=&style=eere&qs=&qc=eren&ws=0&qm=0&st=1&nh=10&lk=1&rf=0&oq=&col=eren&qt=information+centr&x=0&y=0

It will lead you to the “information centre “that spans an array of topics, such as: tax incentive programs as well as resources where to buy solar and wind systems as well as fuel cells and the like.  The genral site is also well worth browsing through.

Alliance to Save Energy (ASE) http://ase.org/

This is a resource and information loaded site, tax incentives, energy and money saving tips as well as earth friendly options for an array of situations. http://ase.org/resources/energy-efficiency-home-and-vehicle-tax-credits