The Aquarium Principle

All too often we hear people talking about balance. Balance your work and personal life, balance your diet and exercise. It seems that everything around us is about balance.

And what happens when we can’t balance all these things? That’s right, we experience instability where things don’t quite work. This is especially true of the natural environment where plants and animals have evolved over millennia to be in balance with one another.



Growing up on a farm gives you experiences like no other. I was fortunate to grow up with farming parents who were environmentally conscious. My father respected all animals, except foxes and rabbits or anything he considered pest species. 

When my siblings or I started screaming that there was a spider in the house dad would say "Oh, poor incy wincy spider. Don't kill him, he does good. He eats all those pesky bugs and keeps the flies away." To our horror, he would pick it up and put it outside. 


Spring Tips

Spring is an exciting time to get into the garden. Those longer days and warmer weather provide the perfect opportunity to green up your life! Here’s a few helpful tips to get you started. 


Winter Tips

While we have been experiencing some uncharacteristically warm & sunny days, the days are getting shorter and Winter is Coming…