Category Archives: environment

Train of Thought: Heavy Cream

It’s 2012. Less than a month before the world ends. Do I believe that? Well, I’m not sure. Honestly, I am a little bit concerned. I don’t want the world to end. I don’t want electricity to end. I want … Continue reading

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Honey for Seasonal Allergies

There’s a lot of talk about using honey for seasonal allergies and I’m here to tell you that it’s working for me. The bees may be able to help you very specifically with allergies to local pollens. If you’re allergic … Continue reading

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The Saga of the Liver

For years now my husband has been consuming a commercial brand braunsweiger. He eats. I bitch. Finally, last week, we had a light bulb moment. Thanks Oprah. He is eating crackers slathered with the pink putty-ish substance and I’m all … Continue reading

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Clean, Green..and oh! What a Sheen ;-)

This is a repost from several years ago. We have used these cleaning products exclusively, excluding my husband who thinks only chemicals actually make things clean. Fortunately…or not…he rarely cleans anything. Often people ask me for my cleaning products recipes, … Continue reading

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Suburban Homestead Update

It’s Spring and we’ve been busy doing the obvious springtime things: tilling; amending; spreading compost; mulching; planting; getting bees. Getting bees? Yes! Mark has been a busy bee himself and totally obsessed with bees and, to be honest, bigfoot. Bigfoot … Continue reading

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Bathroom Reno Update

This is our shower. Our shower in our bathroom that is almost finished after months of excruciating work and expenditures and sleeping in the living room and sharing a shower with the children. This is the shower portion of our … Continue reading

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The Preacher and His Wife

I think this is the same mallard pair who hung out all of last winter. I love looking at Preacher Man’s white clerical collar and his wife’s dowdy brown dress 😉 Fall here signals a change from looking to the … Continue reading

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