You may think there is nothing better than cocooning your body in a blanket against the coming evening chill. You may think it’s one of life’s little pleasures. A moment of peace and connection. You may think it’s the ultimate getaway in a rare moment of peace.
Home & Garden Archive
How often do you walk into a grocery store for fruit and veggies and fresh meat? Look at all the rows of food. See the mom and her kids grabbing a pack of apples and caramel before soccer practice. There’s a dad getting barbecue for the big
16 year old owner surrender. Who does that ? It’s tempting to leave it at that question with all the disdain and judgement it conjures up. In our ‘holier than thou’ minds we see some callous Scrooge like character gather this bundle of tired bones and drop
Gardening is a great passion of mine, and it has opened a world of opportunities for me, including writing this article. As a young writer and gardener I want to open peoples’ eyes to the benefits and beauty of creating something of your own and more importantly,
Know Your Food, Know Your Farmer : One girl’s mission to create awareness about where our food comes from and educate the next generation on the benefits of locally produced food. Last year I presented plans to the Principal of my Elementary School to start a gardening club.
Nature has many marvels. One of the most miraculous is the Monarch butterfly. These creatures, fragile flying origami dipped in orange and black water colors, undertake a massive 2500 mile migration every year, often to the exact Oyamel fir tree in Central Mexico’s Oyamel Forest that they
I am the first to admit I get attached to things. If it weren’t for the fact I hate clutter, I’d be a classic hoarder in every sense of the word. (Not the trash kind though…..that’s just nasty.) I even get attached to my cars and hate
Many, many years ago I attended a work function one winter evening at a destination I can’t remember in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg, South Africa. We walked into this large, open room. It was sparsely decorated, cold high ceilings and dimly lit by candlelight and fire.
Dogs sit in cages in “research” torture chambers around the world. Injected with diseased cells, force-fed powerful drugs, chemicals, hormones, alcohol ……….. in the name of “science” and “finding a cure”. We turn a blind eye to the inhumanity, buy shares in Big Pharma companies and swallow
Whenever Fall comes around I have grand visions of mulled wine on the patio before a blazing chiminea under twinkling fairy lights (all you need is an extension cord) dangling romantically in the branches of a tree. Front steps overflowing with pumpkins and candlelight and ears of