The first of four, the first of the year!
Winter Residents Arrive To What Remains
An aerial of our property is featured with photos of winter arrivals (birds) here. Purposeful plans for conservation in our own backyard help to counter the sadness of 'slash and burn' removal of acres upon acres of raw woods to make way for more human infrastructure.
When Purple Martins Make It Rain
The kids and I go witness tens of thousands -- perhaps a quarter million! -- Purple Martins come in to roost for the night. Learn about the biggest American swallow and watch video of this amazing event.
The Consumption Conundrum
The Story of Stuff is a powerful yet fun video presentation by Annie Leonard. Learn how you can break the cycle of the unsustainable materials economy.
Temporarily Off the Grid, On With Living
We have now fully forgotten yesterday's power outage. It's all TV, computer, Internet, and phone once again, all the conveniences that we enjoy due to the burning of fossil fuels. Rolling brownouts are not uncommon in our highly populated area near Houston. We're accustomed to them in the summer. People are addicted to their air … Continue reading Temporarily Off the Grid, On With Living