Monthly Archives: September 2017

Collateral Damage

  Are we killing our pollinating bees and starving our birds? Most of us with lawns and gardens fertilize them when needed – in spring and sometimes in summer – and treat our lawns and gardens for whatever bugs and pests seem to be a problem. Here we have many summer residents who have lawn […]

Check before you flush!

When we lived in the country, our septic system was out of sight, out of mind.  We had moved from being on town sewer where we didn’t have to worry about septic systems to a place in the country with a septic tank that we discovered hadn’t been pumped in a while and a septic […]

Smoke gets in your eyes…

Wood fired fire pits have become increasingly common especially here among the cafes and restaurants trying to attract customers.  Most of these eateries are bunched together in areas where there are a lot of people. Smoke from these fire pits tends to gather and accumulate in those crowded areas, making it difficult for some to […]