Mine eat sunbutter and jelly sandwich Ezekiel bread crusts out of my compost bucket. For about one second this made me consider planting marigolds on my back steps, but then next I foresaw coming downstairs one morning to find a squirrel sitting at my kitchen table drinking a cup of coffee with organic half and …
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Grow Your Own

May 17th, 2011 | Posted by Alison Spath in Healthy Habits - (7 Comments)

Last year we devoted an entire bed in our garden to growing spinach, moving in other vegetable plants when all the spinach we’d planted had been harvested.  I absolutely loved growing my own spinach, and I especially loved the ease at which I could bolt out the back door, snag a couple of leaves from …
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First Tuesday

March 1st, 2011 | Posted by Alison Spath in Breakfast - (2 Comments)

There is a 6:30 AM Active Yoga class on Tuesday mornings that I occasionally get to, and today was one of those Tuesdays.  As it turns out, on the first Tuesday of every month this Active Yoga class becomes a Restorative Yoga class. “Restorative” apparently meant just five poses.  That’s it.  Five.  In 45 minutes.  …
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Fall Back…

November 7th, 2010 | Posted by Alison Spath in Dinner Time - (12 Comments)

…into the leaves, that is. Oh yeah, clocks too. Now that the last of the leaves are on the ground, I’ll agree to rake. With a little help, of course. (And I mean a very little.) Who needs cardio when there’s yardio? Today’s work out left my yard looking very N.E.A.T. Unfortunately I can’t say …
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What a Nut Job

October 17th, 2010 | Posted by Alison Spath in Life - (12 Comments)

“What the hell are those things?” you’re surely saying out loud right now. I don’t blame you. About a month ago I was saying that exact same thing because I didn’t know either. Turns out we’ve got a black walnut tree at this here city residence of ours. Right about this time of year, said …
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Green Craziness

September 29th, 2009 | Posted by Alison Spath in Dinner Time - (19 Comments)

Today is our homeschool away from home day. That means it’s our pack a lunch day too. What’s in today’s fantastic basket of food fun? This was lunch for me and Maxine. Ava’s was with her at her homeschooling school of homeschooled kids where they chuck wood like a wood chuck would. Before I reveal …
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Your Personal Homeschooling Lesson

July 30th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Life - (13 Comments)

I got up this morning to do a little downward dog in the family room, only to discover a little outward skunk wandering around on the deck. Take note that this picture was taken BEHIND the safety of a glass door. I flew up the stairs to snag Ava out of bed. Wake my sleeping …
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The Dangers of Compost

July 19th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Morning Craziness - (6 Comments)

I wanted to make Green Lemonade yesterday after my long run but I couldn’t find a small piece to the juicer. It’s small but it’s also a very crucial part: the nut that holds the blade in place. I figured it would turn up and had probably just rolled under the toaster oven or was …
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