When my wife, Jenn and I chose to make our home in the rugged coastal hills we knew we would be sharing our space with wild critters. We accepted this as a gift as we both love most things wild: wild storms thrill us, wild places sooth us, wild flowers delight us and wild animals … More Whose Backyard Is It Anyway?
We love honey: that golden elixir made by nature’s true alchemists. But our decision to keep a hive had nothing to do with honey. We decided to add a hive because, well bees need us and we need them! Bees need safe chemical- free habitats to work their magic and we need bees to pollinate! … More Let Them BEE
Rain, Rain go away. Please come back another day. That used to be an appropriate wish as a child. Now, I dance for rain. Living in the hills above Cazadero, which can precipitate 10 feet of rain some years, one may ask, “Why dance, you’ll drown in all that rain!” But Cazadero is in California, … More Rain, Rain Go Away
I originally hail from the east coast, the fine state of Maryland, where most winter storms blow out of the north east, off the mighty Atlantic. When we set out to site our future homestead cabin our east coast memories cunningly overshadowed our knowledge and awareness of this wild region we had chosen to call … More Climate Change Awareness
Have you ever thought of where your sh** goes? And I do not mean from your mouth, but the other end. … More The Scoop of the Poop