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Waste Reduction Process – Week 4

The goal of reducing our waste this month was at sometimes disheartening, and at other times uplifting of all the new innovative things that are becoming available and can be used to reduce waste, especially plastic waste. Below are the… Continue Reading →

Waste Reduction Tips – Week 3

Third week into January and here are the latest and greatest tips and tricks. You can check out the week 1 post here, and the week 2 post here. 15. Reusable mop pads Ditch the one-use disposable pads and use… Continue Reading →

Waste Reduction Escapades – Week 2

Read about the first week of our posts about waste reduction strategies here. So far we have 1 small bag of trash for the first 2 full weeks into the month of January and we have not yet put any… Continue Reading →

2018 Harvest Summary

Back for our fourth year summary of the growth of our backyard gardens. Another year that took us a while to get going, certainly due to the birth of Spencer on June 9th which took a big chunk of the… Continue Reading →

Waste Reduction Adventures – Week 1

We recognize the choices we make every day in our buying decisions matter. Starting every day thinking about and changing small choices in our lives will add up over time to conscious decisions to reduce our impact. We hope some… Continue Reading →

Reading (or listening) Book List

My most recent discovery over the past couple months has been free audiobooks via the public library system, what a find! Just by having a library card you can download an app called OverDrive you can check out audiobooks for… Continue Reading →

2017 Harvest Summary

Our third year now with our annual Harvest Summary, continuing where ourĀ 2016 Summary left off. This year it took us a little while to get off the ground especially on the annuals because we spent some time planting new fruit… Continue Reading →

Much Mulch

Its that time! MULCHIN’ TIME!! That’s right, time to get down and dirty in the warm dirty mulch. I’ve learned that I actually love mulch. When Jim asked if I wanted to spread or shovel I said “heck yes I’ll… Continue Reading →

Spring Cleaning – Stripping the Coop!

Just a quick update for those new chicken moms! It’s important to do a deep clean of the coop at least twice a year. So in order to keep track my suggestion is to clean in the spring and fall…. Continue Reading →

Chicken Time Out

  Over the last weekend I was doing my usual chicken check and noticed that when I ventured out only nine ladies greeted me in the outside run like they usually do. When I opened up the door to the… Continue Reading →

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