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THE CURE FOR CONCRETE

Friday the concrete was poured for the main floor of Underhill House. Doug and I set the alarm for 5, but when we got to the house site at 7:15, the pour was already underway.  They needed a pumper truck to get the concrete high enough and far enough out […]

HOW GREEN IS YOUR GRASS?

Here is a press release I received from the UW-Madison recently about organic lawn care.  It’s got some good points, but also raises a few questions we all need to ask ourselves. MADISON – When homeowners talk about growing greener grass these days, it’s a good bet they’re not talking […]

WHY WE ARE PAINTING OUR TIMBERS WHITE

I have had good friends become dumbstruck because of something we are doing as we build our unmilled, timber frame house. Everyone forms an image when you say timber frame.  They see massive posts and beams stained to a golden glow, criss-crossing and defining a space.  And what you’ll see […]

WHY WE LOVE FULL SPECTRUM SOLAR

Full Spectrum Solar  is designing and installing the solar domestic hot water and in-floor heating system for Underhill House.  They celebrated their Ten Year Anniversary with an open house today that was part of the Commercial Sustainable Showcase – one of the ways Madison WI is whooping it up for […]