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BUILDING A TERRACE GARDEN

When Doug was hiking in Nepal years ago, he saw many examples of how the people in that steep land terrace the garden beds they depend on.  We decided to do the same on our own slanty land. Fortunately, our rock wall builder still had a few more rocks that […]

PAINTING WITH FIRE AND PRAIRIE PLANTS

Living in Underhill House is a many-faceted experience.  Moving about among its unmilled, branching timbers never seems to lose its charm, and gradually working my way through all the finishing projects is very satisfying. But what we are loving best is that now we are living on our land and […]

THE PROS AND CONS OF TRAPPING

Now that most of the work is done to build Underhill House, I am starting to get back to my writing career.  I contacted my editor at Isthmus to tell her I was ready to take an assignment.  She asked me to write an article about trapping in Wisconsin because […]