What the…?

Can someone please tell me how this little fellow found his way to my nice clean towel that was hanging on the clothesline? It was hanging a good 10 – 15 feet above the ground! I can only assume that he spied the towel from the ground, decided that it looked like a good placeRead more

Calendula Salve

I made a batch of calendula salve recently with some of the flowers from my garden. It’s a wonderful thing to have around the house – helps to heal cuts, sun and windburn, eczema, fungal infections, and many other types of owies.     The flowers look so pretty that I hate to do it…Read more

Things I Love – A Good Night’s Sleep

So can anyone guess what this stuff is? Is it my latest granola recipe? An experimental garden mulch? A failed attempt at flower drying?They’re actually my favorite thing to sleep on – buckwheat hulls! What you’re looking at is what’s inside the pillow that I sleep on every night.I bought a pair of these pillowsRead more


I couldn’t have a blog about food and sustainability without mentioning hemp, that much maligned and misunderstood plant (which has none of the narcotic effect of the marijuana plant). In fact, I had a nice helping of shelled hemp seeds with my yogurt and honey this morning. They’ve got a rich, buttery texture similar toRead more