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Another recent-ish website

Did I mention we did a site for Havana Jorrin, the wonderful realtor here in Ithaca who helped us find our first home? She is so, so great and it’s an honor to be the one who got to make her website. If you or anyone you know is embarking on the home ownership journey, […]

Is Occupy Sandy our future?

Photo: Occupy Sandy Distribution Center by Jeremy Zilar I’m up early, at 3 today! (We’ve been going to bed super early.) This morning I read an article about people organizing spontaneous relief efforts in the wake of Sandy. The article is great, so inspiring – please give it a read. But then in the comments, […]

This Week’s Creation and Destruction Report

A lot of things have broken lately – our car, twice, on our way back from a roadtrip, and our plumbing (thank you Drain Brain!!), and Shira’s computer, which is headed into the shop tomorrow for some diagnostics. Our site (and our email) were down earlier this week due to our wonderful host, May First, […]

Buckminster, you make my life so much Fuller!

On Saturday, September 29th, Ari and I had the pleasure of attending a “live documentary” at Cornell Cinema called the The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller. With live commentary by director Sam Green and featuring a score performed live by Yo La Tengo, we were amazed that the tickets were only $20. We’ve been […]

In which Ari learns way more about silicone caulk than she ever wanted to

If you ever spend hours scraping out old caulk around your tub, be sure to check the expiration date on your tube of silicone caulk before using it. Lesson learned. (If you don’t, you have to scrape out the caulk, which will refuse to cure, and clean up the area with alcohol or mineral spirits, […]

Things our house and land have taught us

We moved to our new place a little over a year ago now. I keep thinking of this thing Ed Begley said, something along the lines of, “A house is like a ship. You have to keep the ship running.” I heard those words back when we were living in Bushwick, Brooklyn, living in a […]

Oveido Chickens

Animal Architecture: Chabutra

I just learned about another form of architecture for animals that I missed in my big post! Chabutros or chabutras are structures in India that are built for pigeons and other birds. Birds can rest and eat together, and Wikipedia says, “The base and the surrounding area of this structure serves as a gathering place […]

VIDEO: Goodbye Tree

Goodbye Tree from Ari Evergreen on Vimeo. We have to cut down a white pine in our yard, the oldest tree on our land, so that we can install solar panels. Here’s your last chance to meet this beautiful old tree, older than any of us.

Animal Architecture

Horst’s Mason Bee Village Animal habitats get smaller and smaller as humans take up more and more space – but we can help make the human world safer and healthier so animals can enjoy it, too. I’ve found some really cool buildings that are built by humans for animals, and I thought I’d share, in […]

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