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Oak Leaves And Acorns by Rosa V. Patient Expert Posted Wed 15 Aug 2012 2:18pm I know I had said I would be posting less photography, but I spent the last two days in a classroom learning how to use Illustrator and it left me feeling as though my head might explode. (but in a good way. . .)  As a result, Jada and I spent a couple of hours walking and taking pictures this morning to help me clear my mind. ( Of course I am ... Read on »
5 Natural Remedies for Poison Oak by Sean D. Patient Expert Posted Tue 06 Apr 2010 8:07am Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to for updates on this topic. Don't forget to get your copy of our free book on home water conservation . It’s spring time!  Along with the abundance of daffodils an ... Read on »
Five green, eco-friendly things you can do with your leaves! by Johann The Dog Patient Expert Posted Wed 09 Oct 2013 9:31am Ahhh....Fall! It's such a great time of the year. Cooler weather. Beautiful color. And don't forget all the outdoor fun! With fall, however, come all those leaves. Living in the mountains we are very, very familiar with leaves. Dogwood leaves, oak leaves, maple leaves, ash leaves, birch... Visit my blog to read more! Woofs! Read on »
Mackerel, oak and tired. by Clare Grant Posted Fri 13 Apr 2012 4:17pm 1. "You had one of these before?" the fishmonger wonders as he wraps our whole smoked mackerel. "I reckon they're the best you can get. They went slowly at the start: people were put off by the thought of the bones. But they're good value." It was only £3.25, this fish. I made half of it into a milky, salty chowder. The rest will go in sandwiche ... Read on »
The Many Roles of a Tree - An Excerpt from Gaia’s Garden by Chelsea Green Patient Expert Posted Thu 12 Apr 2012 9:00am The following is an excerpt from Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture by Toby Hemenway . It has been adapted for the Web. As I’ve said, when we look at a plant, we often see it as doing one thing. Take the hypothetical white oak I referred to above. Some home owner placed that tree in the backyard to create a sha ... Read on »
The Oak Tree by Renee Patient Expert Posted Tue 10 Feb 2009 12:13pm I recently read this poem on another blog and wanted to share it here. The Oak Tree by Johnny Ray Ryder Jr. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A mighty wind blew day and night, It stole the oak tree's leaves away. Then snapped its boughs and pulled its bark until the oak was tired and stark. But still the oak tree held its groun ... Read on »
Green Tip # 2: Mow your leaves instead of raking. Your trees will thank you. by Sally Kneidel Patient Expert Posted Mon 30 Nov 2009 10:02pm Text and photos by Sally Kneidel, PhD, of sallykneidel.com Those predictable piles of autumn leaves Last weekend, our neighbors across the street spent at least 5 hours raking the leaves from their lawn. Their whole family was involved in the process. Granted, it was probably good exercise. Although for me, raking h ... Read on »
Green Tip # 2: Mow your leaves instead of raking. Your trees will thank you. by Sally Kneidel Patient Expert Posted Mon 30 Nov 2009 10:02pm Text and photos by Sally Kneidel, PhD, of sallykneidel.com Those predictable piles of autumn leaves Last weekend, our neighbors across the street spent at least 5 hours raking the leaves from their lawn. Their whole family was involved in the process. Granted, it was probably good exercise. Although for me, raking hur ... Read on »
Acorn Math by healthymama Posted Sun 17 Aug 2014 7:15pm on by Dr. Anastasia Acorns are everywhere right now, and acorns are a great tool for learning math.  Acorn math is a Waldorf-inspired sensory activity. Prior to doing it, go for a nice walk with the kids to gather all the supplies needed. Acorn Math Materials: acorns, oak leaves, marker Directio ... Read on »
A Desert Fairy Tale: The Ringtail Woman by Kiva R. Healthy Living ProfessionalComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Wed 13 Jun 2012 6:03pm “The hills call in a tongue I cannot speak, a constant murmuring, calling the rain from my dry bones, and syllables from the marrow… Twined together, root to root, sap seeping from flesh, the Wood Wife plants me in the soil and give me language once again.” -Terri Windling, The Wood Wife Very often, we ma ... Read on »