Confessions of a Non-Sustainable Carnivore

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By Joe Webb I have a confession. I like the idea of sustainability. I even talk a pretty good game. But, to be honest, I suck at it. I don’t garden. I shop at Wal-Mart. I drive an 8-cylinder Jeep. I only recycle about a third of what I should. I eat a LOT of meat. And I like it. In fact, for all my talk about conservation and protecting wild places, I’m not really very “green” in my own home. I don’t say those things pridefully. In fact, there’s a good bit in those statements that I’m not a … [Read more...]

Replacing Pears with Native Oaks

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by John HumphreysIt was an easy winter in the North-East. A few minor snowfalls " an inch or so " and tons of sunny days. And we have entered spring with some marvelous weather too.But we were dreading what winter might have in store when, last October 29th, an ice storm of great ferocity came through, tearing down trees right, left, and center. Our prettiest trees, two Bradford Pears that had been planted when the house was first built, were literally rent limb from limb, to make the … [Read more...]


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