The Passenger Pigeon – who in their billions used to blacken the skies but were driven to extinction in 40 years — is a sobering parable. Last week I learned much more […]
Last fall and early winter, Underhill House had the fun/honor of being featured in a very special publication, Curb Magazine.
Here is an article I just wrote for Isthmus, a Madison, WI, weekly newspaper. WHERE HAS ALL THE RESEARCH GONE? Federal Cuts Threaten Research at UW-Madison. This situation isn’t confined […]
In the instant we signed the papers and took charge of our 44 acres back in November 2003, we became stewards of many thousands of trees, including several swathes totaling […]
Saturday we joined a group of about 20 people to help our friends, Jim and Marci Hess, who live near Blanchardville, WI, seed 12 acres of brand new prairie. […]
This fall in the Midwest, and perhaps particularly in the Driftless Area, the leaf color has been over the top. Breathtaking, heart-stopping gorgeous. In the sun the leaves radiate color […]
We designed Underhill House to be energy efficient, and this week we finally whittled down our energy use a little more with an umbrella-style clothesline.
We feel blessed by the bats in our barn, but with White Nose Syndrome now present in Southwest Wisconsin – how much longer will they survive?
The decision to spray some of the world with a herbicide took us years to make. Here’s why we “rounded-up” a piece of our land.
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.