Surviving the 2016 Election Outcome

girl overlooking the waves at the beach

It’s hard for an environmentalist to not feel despair right now. I’ve been counseling people to wait and watch. When someone has been as much as a liar and changed what he says as often as Trump does, it’s easy to believe that  he won’t move … [Continue reading]

The Day the Bees Ran Away

Saturday, three days after we installed our new bees, I went into the kitchen and heard a significant buzzing in our backyard.  I looked out the back window and saw what looked like 10,000 bees flying around our backyard. I realized immediately, … [Continue reading]

Building Our Beehive

We were very excited when our beehive finally arrived - about a year after we had decided to go in jointly on a beehive. We were very excited to build it and decided to work on it together as a group. Amazingly, it wasn't long before we found a time … [Continue reading]

Dogs and Doughboys

This year on our annual camping trip I was sitting with my young friend by the fire making doughboys and discussing why some people like dogs and some don’t.  She’s a huge fan of dogs and told me she likes them so much because they are soft and … [Continue reading]

The Best Bees in Massachusetts

It turns out, if you want to buy 10,000 bees and a queen bee in New England, you have to plan early. In February we received confirmation that our Flow Hive would ship in late March and realized we needed to get the bees to go with it. As we … [Continue reading]

Your Perfect Lawn Makes Me Sick

Every day I drive the carpool to school and we drive past lots of yards.  Some have gardens, some have bushes, some have scraggly grass, some have grass with brown spots, but a couple are absolutely, perfectly green. They don't have any weeds, … [Continue reading]

Creating a Beehive Co-op

bee hive

We have bees.  Not an infestation, but an actual honey beehive that we have setup in our backyard.  Luckily, it's legal here, because we've had some problems. Last year, I spotted the Flow Hive Indiegogo crowd funding campaign … [Continue reading]

Earth Day UN Climate Agreement Signing

A great agreement is being signed today, April 22, 2016, but even if all countries do what they are agreeing to, we will still have catastrophic climate change. Encourage your government to do more. Setting personal examples, showing a willingness … [Continue reading]

Open Space, Climate Vulnerabilities and Making

We haven't been blogging much over the past year and I suspect some people wonder why - other than we both work full time and have three kids! There's always a lot going on in our lives, but this year I think these three phrases encapsulate the … [Continue reading]

Solar Charging Super Bowl 50

The one team that I care about playing in  Super Bowl 50 NFL Championship game is team Solar!  Levi's Stadium in San Francisco has 375 kW of solar panels that generate enough electricity each year to power all of the 49ers home games. … [Continue reading]