The 10 No-brainer Ways to Reduce Your Trash Output

A couple years ago, my husband and I went to a local park with the intention of cleaning up trash. You would think this would be an uplifting experience, but it wasn’t. We spent hours picking up other people’s garbage, and when we put our five trash bags in the dumpster, we realized that the…

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Lessons from the Kitchen Compost Pot

Sixty percent of all waste that ends up in American landfills is organic. That’s a ton of organic material that will never be able to decompose because it doesn’t get the oxygen it needs to decay. And that’s a damn shame, considering the fact that 30-40% of our individual household waste could be composted and…

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A Warm Winter Day

The first thing I do every morning is let the dogs out. Even on the coldest days, It’s a nice way to wake up. I bring my warm lemon water outside and walk around our 2 acres as the dogs zip around. Usually when I’m out walking with my dogs in the morning, I look…

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Women Should Carry Pocket Knives.

When I got together with my Dad for Christmas, he handed me a gift that I couldn’t open. I tucked my finger under the fold of the wrapping paper and tugged, but it wouldn’t budge. I pulled and tugged until I remembered that I had my pocket knife on me. “These rural kids and their…

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