Its no good to be adrift, floating through the vastness of herbal cyberspace.Even with a structured program such as ours, explorers need to be able to dock somewhere that provides all the necessities for their mission. Not unlike the ISS (International Space Station), Home Base is the mother ship that safely carries our crew through […]

Reblogged from WORLD-WIDE WOOD: All the great character trees in the wood have a name. This Ash is called the Welcome Tree because our visitors love to sit in its mossy hand and marvel at his enormous strength of the thumbs up. Ash is not merely an “iconic” English tree, it is an awesome tree […]

Every day the Fukushima Daichi nuclear plants pour huge amounts of radioactive material into the air and sea. There is still no end in sight, no solution has appeared. On the contrary, we are told that maybe it will be stopped in 50 years. The jet stream carries these radioactive isotopes into North America and […]

The Eerie Silence of “Post-Sandy”

Are you feeling it too? I couldn’t sleep tonight, thinking about Abbe, an HCC student who recently moved to New York City. Wondering what kind of life she faces over the next few weeks. After hearing that the death toll was low I felt some relief since the odds were, she survived. I saw the […]

As the cold weather set in we’ve been scurrying to install solar powered internet where there’s some heat! I’ve tried it, typing on a computer with gloves on doesn’t work.  For those who don’t know, we’re located off the grid in the Buffalo River National Forest area and my computer hook up was in an […]

Wild Comfrey – The Comfrey that isn’t Comfrey

In my early years of plant identification, using only a few inadequate plant guides, I was overjoyed to find a huge patch of “Wild Comfrey” nearby. Rabbits had eaten all but one of the Russian Comfrey plants I’d planted so I thought of it as a reprieve. I didn’t have the preferred comfrey, but I […]