4 REASONS TO LOVE BILL BRYSON

I went back to school a few years ago and got my masters degree in journalism from the UW-Madison.  I graduated with an emphasis in science writing and burning desire to write about environmental topics. I was  not surprised when Bryson,’s A Walk in the Woods was assigned reading in […]

HOW TO PEEL TREES

A crew from Whole Trees Architecture and Construction spent Tuesday and Wednesday on our land and completed peeling all the trees that need peeling this summer to serve as the unmilled timbers we will be using to build our house next spring. Selected not only because they are the right […]

B-CYCLES GET MADISON ROLLING

When we are trying to live more responsibly, consuming less, burning less greenhouse gasses – bikes keep popping up as an integral piece of the puzzle. There was a great article in Monday’s NYTimes on biking in the Netherlands.   The Netherlands is bike heaven.  Doug and I loved the more […]

PEELING THE TREES FOR OUR HOUSE

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 […]

THE FIRST 100 TREES FOR OUR HOUSE

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 […]