Taking a trip to cranberry country during harvest time is a great autumn outing.
My birthday falls during wild blackberry season. What could be finer? In general, I go after the thorny plants that flourish in the dappled light along our wooded paths. But […]
Feeling helpless to stop our ever-faster rush toward habitat destruction and loss of diversity? There is something we all can do that will make a difference immediately. STOP EATING […]
The Nelson Environmental Institute 11th annual Earth Day Conference considered the Future of Food. Skip the Big Mac and pass the tofu, please.
Last Friday Doug and I got a ton of technical advice and hands-on experience about FARMING WITH BENEFICIAL INSECTS; CONSERVATION BIOLOGICAL CONTROL when we participated in the inaugural Xerces Society […]
Blog Garden Fence In 2012 when the bulldozer was digging Underhill house into its’ hill we had several requests of our excavator, Bruce Lease. We wanted mindful and minimal sculpting […]
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.
Gorgeous, delicious and toxic! Their nuts are super nutritious and a mouthful of earthy flavor. Walnut wood has vivid grain. When peeled, they reveal a muscular, sculptural beauty. Everything about […]
Now that we are living in Underhill House, we love watching the ducks, geese and other migrating birds that take a break in our little pond, but it’s obvious that the feeling is not mutual. That’s why we are planting a hedge between the house and the pond. The plants […]
Last summer, one of the crew building Underhill House asked if we would like to build a cob oven. Brad pointed out that we had all the materials on hand. stone left over from the slipform stone wall (see my blog post Creating a Cob Oven ) plenty of clay […]