Planning Next Year’s Veggie Garden: 5 Questions for You to Consider

It’s never too early to start planning next summer’s garden! Although it will still be several months before the snow melts and ground is ready to plant, I already have a stack of seed catalogs begging for my attention. I'm working on a talk about vegetable garden planning that I'll give at the library next … Continue reading Planning Next Year’s Veggie Garden: 5 Questions for You to Consider

A Last-Minute Camping Microadventure

I slept outside last night. I was all alone. I didn't die,  and I only really freaked myself out once. Earlier this year, I decided that I wanted to sleep outside a few nights. I haven't gone camping or backpacking much during the last several years, and I've been missing it a bit. I camped one … Continue reading A Last-Minute Camping Microadventure

Nature Scenes and Hospital Recovery

We found ourselves in the hospital earlier this week for Sexy's broken ankle. It was not a lot of fun—not fun at all—but it did give me the opportunity to see the results of some nature-based research in action. In the hospital room we used before and after the surgery, the wall that separated us from … Continue reading Nature Scenes and Hospital Recovery

15 Minutes in the Morning: Garden Edition

Do you ever think that we try to do too much? For example, I have a hard time going out for a run that's shorter than 30 minutes because it seems too short. As if somehow running 27 minutes doesn't count but anything over 30 does. Of course this makes no sense, and running (or doing … Continue reading 15 Minutes in the Morning: Garden Edition