Each year on Earth Day, I try to make one more small change around Our Little House that will help the planet (and it also typically saves us money and space). For those of you who have followed my blog for a while, or who read my book, this confession might come as somewhat of a surprise. I’ve long been a “tree hugger,” I consider myself an environmentalist, but as with all things in life, I’m not perfect.
Living Large In Our Little House
I love opening my farm fresh local eggs. It’s like Easter every day to see the colorful array of white, shades of brown and tan and some with even a grayish tint.
We all know that buying fruits and vegetables laden with chemicals and pesticides can’t be good. Buying organic can also be expensive. If you can’t afford to purchase all organic food, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) creates a list each year. The Dirty Dozen are the foods most likely to have higher amounts of pesticides. See what the list added for 2017:
I had a horrible day last Thursday. It was actually the crescendo to a stressful week full of storms that included tornado warnings and other life stressors. Our dog, Sweet Sade Sue, became seriously weak, falling over like she was drunk. We rushed her to the vet to learn that she was bleeding internally from the spleen and needed emergency surgery.
The following is an excerpt from my book, “Living Large in Our Little House”: I was able to being that journey to my writing cabin in the woods on one of my favorite holidays-Halloween-in 1998, a day I will forever recognize as my “Free Day,” the day I was emancipated from a corporate life I hated to pursue a profession I love.