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Our Gardens in June

It’s been nearly a month since my last garden post, so it’s time for an update and some progress shots. We had a big spinach harvest two weeks ago and a big romaine harvest last week. Both were delicious. It’s quickly become obvious that if we ever intend to be “food” self-sufficient, even just for…

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Thoughts on Food

I’ve been meaning to make a post about my thoughts on food for awhile now. I talk about food a lot — both here on the blog & in my every day life. It’s a topic that I am truly passionate about. When it comes to food, I am a huge advocate of local, sustainable,…

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Our Wood-burning Stove

This month, we completed the installation of our new wood-burning stove. This is one of our first, and most important, steps toward sustainable living. Wood-burning stoves are one of the most energy efficient and environmentally-friendly ways to heat the home. Wood burners outperform both solar panels and ground source heat pumps. The type of stove…

Volunteering Matters: Apshawa Preserve

Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life. —Hermann Hess On Sunday, I headed into the forest alone to begin my fence-monitoring duties. I didn’t…