Leave Your Leaves!

Best Investments in Sustainability by Laura Parker Roerden What’s better than something you do to help create a more sustainable earth and life? Something you simply stop doing; especially if it’s a chore in which you had previously invested time, money, and effort. It turns out that the late fall chore of removing your leaves […]

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Make Your Own Yogurt

Best Investments in Sustainability by Laura Parker Roerden My family decided we would cut back on our plastic pollution recently and have been slowly replacing plastic items with real ones. The health risks are real–plastic is entering our waterways, the ocean and our food webs, concentrating dangerous chemicals in the food we eat. So we […]

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Best Investments in Sustainability

          Introducing the From the Shaker Column! Each Friday Salt from the Earth will feature a best investment in sustainability for your family, farm, or homestead. We believe that the best targets for sustainability in our lives should be: less expensive, earth and health friendly, soul-satisfying, easy to do! Inspired by the […]

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The Bobcat

by Laura Parker Roerden I awoke to a moonlit hayfield, as if entering a dream. A bobcat, crouched in dried grass, was staring at me. I watched back, his frighteningly large outline a shadow, his two eyes amulets. I was handed something by the oddly comforting figure. He lifted the full moon from the edge […]

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All Creatures Bright and Wooly

by Laura Parker Roerden It’s been an eventful time around here with three weekends in a row of crises, both human and animal. The crisis du jour this week was sheep acidosis or grain poisoning of both of our Leicester Longwool sheep on Friday night. Sheep can not eat anything that contains copper (a common element in many grains […]

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