Author Archives: taidinnan

Spinach, Asparagus, and Tick Season

Late spring days grow warmer, lilacs are in full bloom, and we’re finally harvesting fresh shoots and greens from the garden! We’ve also been finding ticks after days in the fields and forests.  I strongly feel that there are far … Continue reading

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Spring In Our New Home: First Harvests & Weeding Invasives

The landscape is greening up, more edible plants and shoots are emerging, and some less desirable plants are perfect for pulling!  Now is a great time to enjoy green fresh first harvests and remove any invasive plants from your yard … Continue reading

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Spring Greens

I really enjoyed winter this year.  Temperatures stayed below freezing and snow accumulated nicely, allowing for all sorts of sledding, skiing, skating, and winter hiking adventures. I have to admit, though, I can’t wait for the green glow of spring.  Visually it … Continue reading

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Moving In!

It’s April vacation week and we’re moving into our new house!  Luckily, rainy days have kept me inside, busily packing and carting over car-loads of boxes, bags, and crates.  One more load of the big stuff, including our bed, will … Continue reading

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No Child Left Inside

The following article was published in the most recent edition of the Charlotte News: NO CHILD LEFT INSIDE By: Tai Dinnan Contributor April 09, 2015 Nature Deficit Disorder. Leave No Child Inside. De-natured Childhood. Free Range Kids. What is your … Continue reading

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Fun with Eggs and Natural Dyes

One welcome sign of spring at our house: the chickens have boosted their egg production.  After reading about different natural dyes to use when decorating easter eggs, I decided to try making colorful deviled eggs.  Success!  The results were both colorful … Continue reading

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Happy Easter! Springtime Felting

Despite the fresh snow on the ground, it really is starting to feel like spring around here.  Sap has been flowing steadily, the river ice has melted, and migrating birds have begun to return to Vermont.  We’ve been busy felting … Continue reading

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