Category Archives: Advocacy

Anyone Have a Goat We Could Borrow?

We are still waiting to hear about whether or not we will get the “old lady house” – a two bedroom, one bath bungalow at the end of our five city lots. I really do need to come up with … Continue reading

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An Alternative to Peat Moss

I enjoyed teaching a new class the other day – “Who Ya Callin’ Dirty? Make Your Own Dirt!” – which discussed the concepts of no-till, lasagna gardening and finished with how to create and tend your compost pile. As with … Continue reading

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Local Sustainably Raised Pork

I just saw a link to this company on Facebook and went over to their website (www.synergisticacres.com/) and took a look. I’m not selling or promoting or profiting from this site, but I am very interested in buying some pork … Continue reading

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Building Walls, Working Hard

I’ve never been afraid of hard work. And I do mean HARD, physically demanding work. Perhaps that is why I clean houses. It pays well, but the work can be physically demanding. Despite my many round parts, I believe in … Continue reading

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Congrats Cranky Puppy!

I met S. and her guy J. through rather unconventional means. S. was a regular reader of my blog, and one day I posted about my life’s dream of living in an old home. Her comment back to that post … Continue reading

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Involve Yourself

Today as my husband was putting up a curtain on the front door, he spied one of the neighbors who lives a couple of blocks away, and called out to him. We know him as Valentino, but that’s his last … Continue reading

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‘Cause We’re Cool Like That

Yesterday afternoon I stepped out of the house, on my way to take Emily to a class and saw Micki, sister of the owner/landlord of the apartment building across the street, standing in front of our garden and discussing it … Continue reading

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From Paradise to Moonscape – a Landlord’s Nightmare Come True

The photos throughout this post are all I have left to remember over a decade of love, care, and a ton of backbreaking work. What remains is literally a moonscape of destruction, mud, and weeds. And although I am furious, … Continue reading

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Be the Change You Wish to See – Part 2

I promised to write more yesterday, but a refrigerator in desperate need of repair/attention consumed much of our time yesterday. So I never got around to writing the follow up of yesterday’s post. Having our neighbor Dale transition from alcoholic … Continue reading

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Be the Change You Want to See

Today is chilly…and rainy…and…SNOWY. But yesterday was a beautiful and balmy 70 degrees. And my husband Dave was on a mission to clean up the alley that dead-ends behind our house. It has long been cluttered with trash, tires, and … Continue reading

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