by Margaret Hartley
A Daily Gazette community blog
Ideas on greener living
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Walking — the simple placing of one foot in front of the other — is both deliberate enough and mindless enough that it frees the brain to start working.
Sunday, May 4, 2014
The 2 trillion gallons of rain that might have fallen Wednesday could just be spring storms. But our storms seem to be getting more severe, with more rain, more damaging winds. The weather extremes seem to be becoming more extreme.
Saturday, April 26, 2014
The problem with these plastics is the chemicals that leach out of them. And if you are eating or drinking from things encased in plastics, those chemicals can end up in your food — and in you.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Manure provides heat that plants need to grow
Monday, April 14, 2014
On the windowsill, the seedlings are getting bigger, and some are ready to be transplanted. I start my seeds in flats, mini-broadcasting 20 to 50 to a container, depending on its size. I use just about anything for a flat, but Clementine boxes are my favorite. This is the time ...
Saturday, April 5, 2014
The mud along the sides of the driveway gives the illusion of a spring thaw.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
25 years after Exxon Valdez, spills are still happening
Monday, March 24, 2014
But keep the bees in mind when you plant flowers for summer
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Did I mention there are duckings in the living room?
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
If you can't take them back to the store, there are places to mail them in