Tag Archives: sustainability

Build the Fire House

I encourage readers to contribute financially to the fund to build a new fire station. During my four years as a Big Grove Township Trustee, where part of our work was to manage the Solon Tri-Township Fire Department, it became … Continue reading

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Retail Rumors

After work at the home, farm and auto supply store I stopped at the warehouse club to get a few groceries. Shopping there is never a quick in and out because of my relationships with people from when I worked … Continue reading

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Winter Rain

We have yet to see our first winter snowstorm. Some of my neighbors would be fine if temperatures never got below freezing. As a gardener, I know the value of a long, deep freeze in killing insects, and enabling tree … Continue reading

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Overcoming Inertia

When I left full time work March 16 I had no expectations. After all, there was work at two farms in spring and early summer, and fall weekend shifts at the orchard, all to keep me busy. That’s along with … Continue reading

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Christmas 2018

Best wishes to readers during this time of striving in a world where peace is elusive. It’s 32 degrees in Iowa. During a tour of the yard and garden it looked like the kale might recover, but only if there … Continue reading

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Very Late Fall Cookery

With winter solstice tomorrow afternoon, it’s getting late to be calling this autumn. There are still fresh vegetables in the ice box and plenty of ideas for what to do with them. On Monday and Tuesday I binged on YouTube … Continue reading

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Ice on the Lakes

On early morning walkabout the moon and stars were out, casting silvery light on me and everything. Yesterday a thin layer of ice rested on the lakes, its mirrored surface perfect for skating if it thickens. Based on the forecast, … Continue reading

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