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Holiday Things

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Words & Photography
by Maggie Vollrath



Little bits of holiday things are
finding their way around the house.

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Waste Not

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Words & Photography
by Alyson Morgan



On our low waste journey, we’ve found many uses for our food waste. With this seasonal shift, I tend to save good scraps for stocks and broths, adding herbs and medicinal mushrooms for extra immune support. Some other ways try to reduce our food waste in the colder months: feed it to our worms (we have a vermicompost bin in the basement, great for indoor or small space composting), or give it as snacks it to the chickens that comes back in the form of eggs. Or sometimes all three!
On our low waste journey, we’ve found many uses for our food waste. With this seasonal shift, I tend to save good scraps for stocks and broths, adding herbs and medicinal mushrooms for extra immune support.
If you can, put your food waste to good use and let it rot or nourish you, because food waste is overlooked as a driver of climate change.

Did you know:
+ In the United States 40% of food is wasted, 33% globally.
+ When you put food waste into a landfill it generates and releases methane gas.
+ Methane gas is 20 times more harmful to the environment than carbon dioxide.
+ If food waste were a country, it would come in third behind the US and China as the largest greenhouse gas emitter.
+ Growing and transporting food that goes to waste emits as much pollution as 39 million vehicles, not to mention the freshwater resources and land wasted to grow the food we waste.

This is astounding. But it also means food systems and waste has a huge potential to reduce our environmental footprint. It’s an invitation for small changes we can all try to make in our homes.

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Happy Place

Monday, November 18, 2019

Words & Photography
by Shelby Goodman


As soon as we got home from our weekend away, I took notice of how everyone immediately found their happy place...
As soon as we got home from our weekend away, I took notice of how everyone immediately found their happy place: the boys ran and got their trucks and kinetic sand and played happily together, Graham stacked blocks in his crib and pretended to want to nap, Josh kicked his feet up in a sunny spot, and I brewed myself a cup of coffee just the way I like it. Home is definitely the nicest place to be.

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Setting Out The Christmas Stuff

Friday, November 15, 2019

Words & Photography
by Julianna Woehrle


The Christmas season just seems to go by SO fast that I want to enjoy it as much as I can, so stretching it out just seems like a must.
These pumpkins will surely soon disappear as Christmas is definitely already on my mind. Every year it seems to get earlier and earlier that I want to set out my Christmas stuff. The Christmas season just seems to go by SO fast that I want to enjoy it as much as I can, so stretching it out just seems like a must. Do you still have fall on your mind, or are you all about Christmas now?!

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On The Agenda

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Words & Photography
by Chelsea Mohrman



Apple crisp, homemade tomato soup,
and grilled cheese are on the agenda today.
 

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