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Seed Starting

While folks just 10 miles south of us were getting buried under the Great Blizzard of 2016, we didn’t even get a dusting of snow yesterday and we spent the day starting some of the very early tasks of the … Continue reading

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Books: Paradise Lot

I’ve been checking out a lot of books on permaculture recently as we try to think about how to expand our garden next spring.  A lot of them talk about general approaches to design, outline the structural elements you can … Continue reading

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Books: World Made by Hand

For some reason J.H. Kunstler’s World Made By Hand keeps popping up in my reading.  Bill McKibben references it in Eaarth (which is a really terrifying book, even if you already keep up with news about climate change) and then it … Continue reading

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DIY Ethic

One of the questions that keeps coming up while we make plans for renovations is the extent to which we can take on projects ourselves rather than paying somebody else to do them.  For the core mechanical stuff like HVAC … Continue reading

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Basic Know How

As somebody who has lived in rental apartments for my entire adult life, buying a home means that I finally have to learn why turning up the thermostat actually makes the heat come on.  When we were preparing for our … Continue reading

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