July 29, 2010 • in Health & Fitness

A Visit to My Kitchen: Bart Yasso

Bart Yasso is in my kitchen today, talking about the good food and great inspirations that have been so valuable to his running career. Bart is the race and event promotion director at Runner’s World. He is a member of …

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July 28, 2010 • in Exploring

How to Plan a Vacation

By the time you read this, I will be on vacation. I read once that the glow from taking a vacation lasts only a few days, but the happiness from having planned a vacation lasts eight weeks! I can attest …

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July 27, 2010 • in Books & Movies

Women on Tractors

By guest blogger Annie Spiegelman, a.k.a. the Dirt Diva. Unfortunately, like many urbanites, I grew up thinking that food came from the supermarket below my New York apartment building, and flowers came from the florist at 84th and Lexington Avenue. …

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July 26, 2010 • in Family

Raising Guinea Hens (Including the Great Guinea Surprise!)

We started keeping guinea hens about three years ago because we live in the woods, and I wanted something to eat the ticks. Guineas eat more ticks than any other bird, including chickens—probably because they come from Africa, where there …

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July 23, 2010 • in Exploring

My Trip to Seed Savers Exchange in Iowa—Part 2

Heritage Farm, the Seed Savers Exchange (SSE) headquarters, is nestled into a little valley amidst rolling Iowa cornfields. This was the 35th anniversary of Seed Savers and the 30th anniversary of the annual Campout. So the valley was filled not …

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July 22, 2010 • in Family

A Visit to my Kitchen: Amanda Kimble-Evans

Amanda Kimble-Evans is stopping by my kitchen this morning to chat about what’s filling her garden (and her belly!) and her unusual use for diaper cream. Amanda is a writer and editor specializing in organic gardening and farming. Growing up …

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July 21, 2010 • in Exploring

My Trip to Seed Savers Exchange in Iowa—Part 1

When George DeVault asked me to speak at the annual Seed Savers Conference and Campout in Decorah, Iowa, I jumped at the chance. I had been meaning to visit their farm for a while, and this was just the impetus …

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