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Waking up (early) to Sustainability


Last month, best viagra cialis I hit the open road for our island’s annual garden tour.  And unlike past years, buy cialis I thought I should embrace alternative transportation and bike to each one of the gardens (a 25 mile tour with hills, valleys and more hills).

What I miscalculated was 1) my level of conditioning 2) the weight of my road bike on all the hills!

Let me just say first, it was totally fun, but exhasting!  But let me also admit, it got me thinking why I don’t get around town by bike more often.  The answer boils down to the reasons outlined in points #1 and #2 above.

So #1 is just about getting out there and getting back in shape – I will admit that the last year has had me in front of my computer more than working out.  But as much good intention I have, every time I think about biking somewhere, I remember the killer hills near our home and my ambitions to be a biking road warrior quickly die.  So that leads to point #2 – getting a better bike to help me get up the hills.

So wrapped in a cloud of Bengay, I head to my local bike shop for some coaching and purchase support.

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A Real Quack Up: Raising Ducks


Spring is springing up in most places this time of year. That means that flowers are poking out of the earth, best viagra for sale baby animals are being born (check out our new chicks), and bees are starting to buzz around. While you may think “bees” just means “honeybees”, there are many other insects out and about performing the very critical task of pollinating flowering trees, vegetable gardens and flowers. Without pollinators, we wouldn’t have food.

Mason Bees, or Orchard Bees, are insect pollinators that are native to North America. These bees are different from the traditional honeybee and an important part of your local food and garden system. Besides being native to the U.S. and assumingly more prepared to deal with our climates and environments, they also do not require the same amount of care. They are also more efficient pollinators that other insects including honeybees!

Why mason bees?

  1. They are great pollinators and do wonders for your gardens
  2. They are easy to care for
  3. They don’t sting unless really, really, really threatened (which is great for people that are allergic to honeybee stings)

Read more to learn about Mason Bees or click to watch a quick video.

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Picking up Chicks: For your Backyard Flock


As someone that can and will eat practicially anything, best viagra tadalafil I can’t imagine how hard it is to live with a food allergen or intolerance.  Unfortunately, best cialis there is a growing number of people that do have dietary restrictions and are thusly precluded in enjoying some of life’s food pleasures.  Thankfully with a little knowledge and substitution, you can create fabulous recipes that they too can enjoy.

I developed this Dairy-Free Cranberry Citrus Scone recipe for a friend of mine who struggled to find something to pair with his morning coffee.  These scones are filled with bright jewel-colored dried fruit that are dairy-free but full of taste.  I also used sustainable ingredients where I could.

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Raising Chickens 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Getting into Backyard Birds


The winds of change are coming.  Green energy is something that even our 6 year old neighbor kids are talking about.  One good thing about the recent Oil Spill in the Gulf is the heightened conversation on alternative forms of sustainable energy.
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The winds of change are coming.  Green energy is something that even our 6 year old neighbor kids are talking about.  One good thing about the recent Oil Spill in the Gulf is the heightened conversation on alternative forms of sustainable energy.

On our recent trip to Sweden, viagra buy ampoule we were lucky enough to experience wind energy in action and what it means for Swedes.
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When I think about them, phrases that you would expect to find in Dr. Suess books spring into conscientiousness.. “I would eat them with my favorite brew, I would eat them in a simple stew.  I would eat them standing on a hill, I would eat them with some dill. I would eat them here.  I would eat them there.  I would eat them anywhere!”

But by far, there is nothing better than slurping oysters along the waters edge right after you harvest them – especially in months that have an “R” in it.  This post will about this lovely little bivalve – why they are important to our waters and how we at Camp 4 like to eat them (recipe link included!!) Continue reading