Category Archives: Personal Sustainability: How-To

Trellising and Suckers (aka Keeping Tomato Plants Under Control)

By the end of June, most gardens are fully planted and have had several weeks to settle in and start to grow.  If your rows were fully weeded when you planted, you’ve probably had a few weeks of vacation from … Continue reading

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Let the Foraging & Gardening Begin!

Our landscape is greening more and more every day.  Buds swell and flower, new birds arrive daily, and early greens are emerging. The first cold hardy seeds and seedlings are planted in our garden.  Whenever it is dry enough, I try … Continue reading

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Indoor Kitchen Projects

We are finally enjoying a true blizzard in our new home!  Fluffy white drifts tip into the house each time I open the front door.   I’m excited to play in the snow – my first priority is sledding or … Continue reading

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Homemade Bath Salts

Homemade bath salts are SO SO easy to make yourself.  They offer a great way to take advantage of the healing, relaxing, and restorative powers of warm baths in the winter.  Epsom salts have been used for generations to relieve … Continue reading

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Winter Weekends Around the House

This winter we’ve had the luxury of being able to enjoy calm weekends at home.  Our time is structured with projects and forays outside supplemented by plenty of relaxation and reading by the fire.  Having time and lacking garden surplus foods that must … Continue reading

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Better Bitters

Our pantry, freezer, and fridge are stocked with organic whole foods.  I feel incredibly fortunate to have access to such high quality ingredients, many originating here in Vermont and some from around the globe.  Cooking everything from scratch (and barely … Continue reading

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Preparing for the Holidays, Naturally

The holidays can be a time of crazy consumption, extra trash, and lots of spending. OR, they can be an opportunity to celebrate nature’s wintery beauty and pour positive energy into homemade gifts made for loved ones. Yesterday’s new snowfall set … Continue reading

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