by Margaret Hartley
A Daily Gazette community blog
Ideas on greener living
Friday, Oct. 2, 2015
Finding out that 2015 has been designated the International Year of Soil, at least by the Soil Science Society of America, is exciting to me.
Friday, Sept. 25, 2015
The firewood is piling up outside the door like a prediction.
Monday, Sept. 21, 2015
Americans waste more than 30 percent of all food purchased, either throwing out uneaten leftovers, letting food spoil before getting around to eating it, or tossing perfectly good food because it’s past the “best used by” date.
Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015
The cheap hoses came with an interesting warning label, noting that they contain chemicals the state of California deems capable of causing birth defects and cancer.
Friday, Sept. 4, 2015
We always start at the thrift stores, looking for jeans, pants and shirts acceptable to teen tastes.
Friday, Aug. 28, 2015
Last week, the last of Pearl’s babies learned to climb into the hemlock, which is a nighttime safe house for the outside chickens.
Friday, Aug. 14, 2015
Nature doesn't have to forecast winter. It comes on its own.
Monday, Aug. 10, 2015
I’ve been busy lately doing things I tell myself I should never do, and not doing the things I should be doing.
Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015
The old ox glowed red in the morning light, white that night under a full moon.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
If it's summer, it's summer vacation, right?