by Margaret Hartley
A Daily Gazette community blog
Ideas on greener living
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014
If you accidentally come in contact with giant hogweed, or think you have, wash thoroughly with detergent (like liquid dish detergent) as soon as you can to get any trace of the sap off you. And stay out of the sun for 48 hours.
Monday, July 28, 2014
Cheese is something we’ve been meaning to add to our list of things we make ourselves, and the family has been arguing for years over a nonexistent dairy cow.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
I'm not weeding the garden -- I'm getting supper
Saturday, July 5, 2014
This time of year we tend to be very specific with our weather wishes: what kind of weather we want, when we want it and for how long.
Saturday, June 28, 2014
While waiting for veggies to ripen, you can start planting more.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Goats in Detroit may be out of work, but ruminants make short work of grass elsewhere.
Monday, June 16, 2014
Last week the little red salamanders with black-ringed spots were all over the edges of the road, where daisies and poison ivy grow.
Saturday, June 7, 2014
I don’t care what the weather's like outside. I just want to be out there.
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Plant flowers for yourself, and the birds
Monday, May 19, 2014
Sure there are things to be wary of, but don't be so scared of bugs and bats that you avoid the great outdoors