Permaculture Guilds

As I've mentioned recently, I've spent the winter months reading about native plants and permaculture.  Permaculture isn't a new concept to me, but it's one I hadn't spent a great deal of time thinking about until I discovered Colette O'Neill's Bealtaine Cottage blog (now website and vlog) in the winter of 2016.  Looking at her... Continue Reading →

Written over 50 years ago…

“We stand now where two roads diverge. But unlike the roads in Robert Frost‘s familiar poem, they are not equally fair.  The road we have long been travelling is deceptively easy, a smooth superhighway on which we progress with great speed, but at its end lies disaster.  The other fork of the road — the... Continue Reading →

Quote of the Day

"Finish each day and be done with it.  You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can.  Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense." - Ralph Waldo... Continue Reading →

Gardening with Native Plants

I mentioned in a recent post that one of my goals for this year's garden is to add more native plants - trees, shrubs and perennials.  I started incorporating some permaculture principles into my gardening a couple of years ago, and have certainly witnessed an increase in wildlife and pollinators in the garden as a... Continue Reading →

Hunkering Down

As I'm sure many of you have heard (or are, perhaps, experiencing), the east coast is taking a beating from a gnarly storm.  The coast received the worst of the snow fall yesterday; we only had a dusting by our standards, around 2-3 inches. The current threat is the brutal, arctic winds sweeping in.  We... Continue Reading →

Happy New Year!

Somewhat belatedly I'm jumping onto the Happy New Year bandwagon.  I've developed a nasty cold to ring in the new year, so just getting up enough steam to complete this post.  We're also just coming out of an extremely unpleasant cold snap suffering through temps as low as -20º F (and with the wind chill,... Continue Reading →

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