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 […]

FIRST OPEN HOUSE AT UNDERHILL

This Friday May, May 25, we’ll be having the first open house at the Underhill construction site for anyone who is curious about this project. Underhill House is a fusion of conventional, green and natural building techniques and materials with the goal of making a house that has a small […]

WAITING FOR WELL WATER

How often do we think about where the water comes from when we open the tap, fill a glass and gulp it down? In a week or two, we will be drinking water from our fresh, new  well. Until now, we have watered the trees and other plants with sloshing […]

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 […]