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Enjoy reading all about our adventures with our rooster and how we got started exploring the wild world of  sustainable living.

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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 viagra cheapest price 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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New Year’s Resolution: Our Carbon Diet for No Impact

Tis the season for celebration and as with many cultures, tadalafil site  we typically (and joyfully) include some holiday libations.  As we get ready to celebrate the New Year, our attention on sustainable living focused on the liquor cabinet and making sure it was stocked with choices that have a better impact on the environment and local economy.  So the theme of drinking responsibly takes on a dual meaning.

The good news is that these days it is not hard to find choices that are better for the environment.  Sustainably grown and cheapest cialis daily price harvested wines are more accessable and affordable.  This includes the New Year’s Bubbly too! Continue reading