How to Save 45,000 Gallons

How to Save 45,000 Gallons

Do you know how many gallons of rainwater you could catch off your roof in a year? Any idea how many glasses of water that would fill?   One square foot of roof catches .623 gallons every time it rains one inch.   So, to estimate how many gallons you could collect,...
Net-Zero Water: Capturing the Rain

Net-Zero Water: Capturing the Rain

In the day the Lord God made the earth and the heavens, when no plant of the field was yet in the earth and no herb had sprung up—-for God had not caused it to rain on the earth—and there wasn’t yet a human to till the ground…a mist went up from the earth and watered...
Father of the Groom (and Brides)

Father of the Groom (and Brides)

This is the year of weddings for our family. Nephew Tim and Amanda got it started May 20 in Boise followed by all four of ours, Joel & Laura, and Erin & Amy (forthcoming in September)…the ones who joined our clan by birth, the ones they choose to love and the...
New Song: We Resist, We Build, We Rise

New Song: We Resist, We Build, We Rise

On April 29, with 200,000 others, I marched in the 2nd People’s Climate March in Washington DC to mark President Trump’s 100th day. It was something I couldn’t not do. We have a national environmental justice network emerging within the United Methodist denomination...
Forever Home, Part 2: Pulling Nails

Forever Home, Part 2: Pulling Nails

I love this picture of Jessi and I holding the bags of nails we pulled from the boards of the house we deconstructed here. I always hated pulling nails. It was the bane of my young existence growing up on the farm. Our dad was the king of pullers, a hard enough act to...
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