When I moved to Vermont from Illinois, I had no idea what I was in for when winter rolled around. There was no way that I wasn’t going to go outside, but with temperatures commonly dropping to -20 degrees or lower, I froze my butt off, literally. I swear, after one winter camping trip, my […]
There’s an old saying that I learned in Vermont that goes “use it up, wear it out, make do, or do without”. So you’ve used it up, you’ve worn it out, now we are on to the make do stage. Sure, you could just go to the store and buy it, but if you’re like […]
We’ve been living on an island in Northern Wisconsin for a little over a week now, and although there are a little over two hundred winter inhabitants on this 13 mile long rock, we have only interacted with a small handful of people. Almost every single person who has found out that we moved here […]
Kombucha! This fizzy, fermented beverage seems to be popping up everywhere these days. From individual bottles sold at convenient stores to entire kombucha bars with many flavors on tap, it is hard to go anywhere without seeing this popular drink, especially if you are a health foodie like me! While all of these commercially sold […]
Autumn is in full swing and winter is just around the corner, and many of us are dreading the long cold months ahead, but does it really have to be this way?
Humans across the globe have been using scented smoke as a tool for many thousands of years. It is a practice that many people find to be relaxing and powerful, and one that persists commonly today. Although it has often taken the form of artificially scented candles and incense sticks, the interaction with each plant […]