Afternoon Iced Coffee

I don’t know about you, but having two of my three children unexpectedly homeschooling this year has me lagging in the afternoons. While I should probably be doing yoga or meditating in order to pick myself up, those methods are difficult with a one-year-old, five-year-old, and seven-year-old underfoot. So I have reverted to some oldContinue reading “Afternoon Iced Coffee”

Think you’re making good climate choices? Take this NY Times Quiz to find out!

Want to cut down on your carbon footprint, but not sure the best way to proceed? Wondering whether you should go vegetarian or switch to a hybrid… it turns out a lot of us (me included) have misconceptions about which of our behaviors are the most carbon intensive. Take this New York Times quiz toContinue reading “Think you’re making good climate choices? Take this NY Times Quiz to find out!”

It’s time to start your 2021 vegetable or pollinator garden!!!

With fall just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about your 2021 garden/s. Why now? Why not in the Spring? Because the soil will be frozen in the Spring, if not covered in snow. Planning and creating your 2021 garden bed/s now will make it so much easier to get planting in theContinue reading “It’s time to start your 2021 vegetable or pollinator garden!!!”

Five Questions with Bret Ingold from Warner Public Market

Visiting Warner Public Market in Warner, is like going back in time. Locally grown food, locally made crafts and goods, and neighbors with friendly smiles greet you inside. Nestled in the heart of downtown Warner, the market has quickly become an important part of the idyllic town, which is easily found right off exit 9Continue reading “Five Questions with Bret Ingold from Warner Public Market”

Covid-19 and NH’s Reusable Bag Ban

As many know, Governor Sununu banned the use of reusable bags at grocery stores at the beginning of the Covid pandemic. He believed these bags would increase virus spread and therefore felt disposable plastic bags would be safer. However now that we’re “opening back-up,” this rule has been left behind. So what can we do?Continue reading “Covid-19 and NH’s Reusable Bag Ban”

Zero Waste Outdoor Activities with Kids

Did you suddenly and unexpectedly find yourself with several small people this Spring and Summer? Did you immediately panic and think – what will I do with these small humans and all this time? Did you, in your panic, look up all sorts of new toys, gadgets, pools, bikes, books, and games and hit, BUYContinue reading “Zero Waste Outdoor Activities with Kids”

Wash Your Hands

While it’s always important to wash your hands, it’s currently more necessary than ever. So what kind of hand soap do you use? From an environmental perspective, package-free bar soap is the most low-waste option. However not everyone likes bar soap and many prefer the liquid version. If you’re in this group, there are aContinue reading “Wash Your Hands”

Alternative Food Shopping During Covid-19

I’ll be honest – I haven’t stepped foot into a conventional supermarket since the beginning of March. My husband has gone a few times, and we have an exchange system with our neighbor and friends, but I’ve mostly done curbside pick-ups, CSAs and mail service. While this method is admittedly more expensive, it’s actually beenContinue reading “Alternative Food Shopping During Covid-19”

Easy Vegetarian Family Meal Plan

I can’t tell you how many people have told me that they want to go vegetarian, but they can’t imagine what they would eat every night for dinner. Or how many people have worried that their spouse or children would leave home if they chose to leave out the meat. It may seem daunting atContinue reading “Easy Vegetarian Family Meal Plan”

Covid-19 Grocery Shopping

Just when we it seemed reusable grocery bags were hitting their stride, along comes Covid-19 and the governor’s order to leave them at home. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-bags-idUSKBN219001 So are we back to plastic? NO! We just need to get creative. Many people have been re-packing their groceries into their carts and packing their shopping bags in theContinue reading “Covid-19 Grocery Shopping”