Grad school has finally slowed down enough that I can update my backlogged posts! It is that time of year once again to start prepping the bees for the cold winter months. It is important to remember that leaving bees to fend for themselves is ultimately giving them a death sentence. The first step in … Continue reading Prepping the Bees for Winter
This week has us all on edge with the current election. In a few long excruciating days we should know who will be our president, senators, and representatives. I am not going to lie, it's frustrating to watch our country so divisively divided in half. As a female climate scientist it is very difficult to … Continue reading Economic Sustainability
There is a lot of contradictory information going around about the nutritional content of eggs. How good are they really? How can you get the most nutrition from your eggs? Where should we purchase our eggs? Are farm fresh eggs really better for you? These answers are really complex, but the main takeaway is that … Continue reading What’s in an egg?
As we shared with you last week, we rescued three Pekin ducks from a terrible housing situation. We had them quarantined for a period of time and after deciding they did not carry any illnesses that would infect our ducks, we let them out into the property. They are loving it. The ducks have not … Continue reading Duck Update:
Rescuing ducks and brining them to a new outdoor living space.
As an academic I find it necessary to share some information with you that I find particularly important. Last week one of my classes discussed the relationship between population growth and sustainability. One of my fellow students brought up that her and her husband had decided to only have one child based on the idea … Continue reading Population Control and Sustainability?
The end of summer is coming soon, you know how I know? The goldenrod has started to bloom! This is the last big pollinator bloom of the season, the bloom when bees stock up on nectar and pollen before the weather turns and gets too chilly for the bees. It's a beautiful flower that leaves … Continue reading Summer has come to an end
While I am a strong proponent of utilizing livestock agriculture in regenerative systems I also strongly believe that we need to cut down on our meat consumption, especially in more developed countries. The American diet is awful. We eat too much, we waste too much, and many of us are very unhealthy. In fact both … Continue reading No Red Meat? Alpha Gal, a story.
Back in 2018 I wrote this post reminding myself and my readers why we were building our house. Now that the blog is more than this dream, I wanted to share this dream with my readers. Enjoy. It’s been three and a half years of building. It’s been three and a half years of spending … Continue reading The Reason..Revisited…again
I read an article recently, published in May, discussing the successes of a basic income on unemployed people in Finland. It was a two year study in which "it boost[ed] recipients’ mental and financial well-being, as well as modestly improving employment". This is not the first study to explore the effects of a minimum income, … Continue reading Surviving NTI