Today was an exciting day. Doug and I cleared overgrown trails and created new ones for the past few days so that today we could walk our woods with Roald Gundersen of Whole Trees Architecture and Construction and with his assistant Della Hansmann, who is designing our house. We were […]
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Garlic is one of the oldest cultivated crops. Potent, esteemed, and finally coming into the cross-hairs of science, where pieces of its DNA sequence may help us better understand human history.
For the benefit of readers who may be linking in to learn more about the building Underhill House, I offer an index of posts that cover some of the processes […]
It’s time for an update on building our house because things have been moving along swiftly this winter. Last summer we went over our 44 acres with Roald Gundersen and Della Hansmann from Whole Trees Architecture, selecting specific trees to be part of the house based on both their suitability […]
When we got out to our land last Friday it had been transformed into a winter wonderland. Thursday we had been clearing and burning the tops and side branches of the pine trees that had been harvested over the last two weeks for use as un-milled rafters and joists as […]
We had a peeling party on our land this week. Monday through Wednesday there were from six to nine people selecting and prepping the trees that will hold up the house we build next summer. On Monday most of the trees were selected from our 44 acres. (See The First […]
Thousands of volunteers nationwide are helping to make understanding and forecasting weather more accurate.
As the deadline approached, people decided to take the leap and it accelerated rapidly. It was like watching a drama unfold.
We were pleased to write this page for The Dodgeville Chronicle Earth Day Issue! As Earth Day, April 22, 2017, approaches, it seems fitting that so many people are […]
Wisconsin’s SNAs are not like state parks. They are more like arks – preserving some of our state’s natural diversity from the rising tide of development that threatens to overwhelm the […]