It’s not too early to start thinking about joining the taggers next year to help the Monarchs keep flying.
When you think of wild animals, which one scares you most? A cougar? A wolf pack? A grisley bear? A badger? (Go Badgers!) What scars me most is a white tail deer. That’s right – Bambi strikes fear in my heart. I’m not alone. A 1992 USDA national survey targeted […]
A lot of things happen to you when a parent dies. You may find yourself dealing with their lifetime accumulation of possessions which can give you unexpected insights into your parent’s life. As we are cleaning out Doug’s dad’s house, I keep asking myself – What the heck was he […]
There are so many ways to approach living simply, and all of them seem good. Choosing a minimalist path in our current economy is just going with the flow and finding the fun in frugal. Environmental issues all involve slowing the speed with which we are burning through the resources […]
We did not paint our barn (see my post Don’t Paint — Gray is the New Green ) because it is sided with 1-inch slabs of white oak, which has weathered to a silvery gray and will not rot. But we do have to paint our house in town, which […]
The most e-mailed article in the NYT yesterday wasPaul Krugman’s “Who Cooked the Planet?” He calls 2010 the year in which all hope of action to limit climate change died, and notes that ironically the first half of this year has been the “hottest such stretch on record.” He blames […]
Straw is a natural material that can be sourced very locally. Isn’t it great to see examples of straw bale construction popping up all over the world? I can make such a grandiose statement because I have found a really cool application of straw bale construction in England. The other […]