by Margaret Hartley
A Daily Gazette community blog
Ideas on greener living
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014
The mornings sound different at this cusp of the year between summer and fall. Already there are fewer songbirds, so our dawn chorus has more chirpers than all-out singers.
Monday, Aug. 18, 2014
As much as I’ve been trying to ignore it, we are coming up on back-to-school time, which means it’s time for one of my least favorite activities: shopping.
Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014
Maybe I can put our house guests in the garden
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014
If you accidentally come in contact with giant hogweed, or think you have, wash thoroughly with detergent (like liquid dish detergent) as soon as you can to get any trace of the sap off you. And stay out of the sun for 48 hours.
Monday, July 28, 2014
Cheese is something we’ve been meaning to add to our list of things we make ourselves, and the family has been arguing for years over a nonexistent dairy cow.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
I'm not weeding the garden -- I'm getting supper
Saturday, July 5, 2014
This time of year we tend to be very specific with our weather wishes: what kind of weather we want, when we want it and for how long.
Saturday, June 28, 2014
While waiting for veggies to ripen, you can start planting more.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Goats in Detroit may be out of work, but ruminants make short work of grass elsewhere.
Monday, June 16, 2014
Last week the little red salamanders with black-ringed spots were all over the edges of the road, where daisies and poison ivy grow.