by Margaret Hartley
A Daily Gazette community blog
Ideas on greener living
Monday, June 29, 2015
“What a funny sight it is to see a brood of ducklings with a hen! Listen to the story of Jemima Puddle-duck, who was annoyed because the farmer’s wife would not let her hatch her own eggs.” So begins my sister’s favorite Beatrix Potter book, one that my kids grew ...
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Recycling’s great, but isn’t it better to reduce from the source? If we don’t pick up plastic bags in the first place, we don’t have to recycle them, or throw them in the garbage or — and someone’s doing this — out our car windows.
Friday, June 12, 2015
Is 'farmhouse messy' considered a style?
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Here in the Northeast, we have dry summers and wet summers, and we tend to think it will all even out.
Friday, May 22, 2015
Getting outside for long walks with my favorite son.
Saturday, May 16, 2015
How planting from seed can help the bees
Monday, May 11, 2015
I know CFL bulbs are a lot better than incandescents. But they just aren't as good as they said they'd be.
Monday, May 4, 2015
In greens and yellows, reds and pinks: Spring is getting serious.
Friday, April 24, 2015
There we were on a beautiful, sunny day, looking out over the lake and the surrounding mountains, taking in the breezes and the clouds and the shapes of the rocks, and discussing toxicity of plastic water bottles.
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Earlier this month, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed the northern long-eared bat as a threatened species, meaning it could become endangered.