by Margaret Hartley
A Daily Gazette community blog
Ideas on greener living
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?
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
If you’re a gardener, you know some plants insist on overproducing. Think about donating some of the extra. Especially if you’ve got an overproducing zucchini plant.
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Turns out some of them don't mean anything.
Monday, July 6, 2015
I went out looking for wildflowers one early morning last week, and came home with a pint of wild blueberries for our breakfast.
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 ...