Do you Thoreau?
Do you love caring for trees and shrubs, living rustically, and awakening to a chorus of birdsong?
We're hiring a residential perennial caretaker for the season! (April-November)
This is a live-in position that includes a small stipend (part of your work is in trade for accomodations). We…Continue
Added by Michael Levin on April 13, 2021 at 5:12am — No Comments
(Photo from Claire Preen’s Elephant Journal article)
Curry! I remember thinking about moving to Little Rock, Arkansas.…Continue
Added by Michael Levin on May 23, 2020 at 2:28am — No Comments
Have you thought about life off the grid?
One reason I love my Westy so much is because it is self contained. It has all the things you lose when you go off the grid.
Think about it. Off grid means no electricity, water & plumbing.
My Westy has a battery, water tank and porta potty. It has a gas…Continue
Added by Michael Levin on May 22, 2020 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Breakfast of champions! Favs beans, New Mexico Green Hatch chilies, red bell pepper & chopped tomatoes. Yum! #vegetarian #vegan #foodporn #zoobird #hatchchile #beans #livetoeat
This repellent works! It’s from Texas. I used to have bromeliads but they acted like little homes for mosquitos because they’d fill up with water. Standing water is the biggest breeding ground for mosquitoes. Bats love to eat mosquitoes. Try it. You'll smell like an herb garden! …Continue
Added by Michael Levin on May 1, 2019 at 9:00am — No Comments
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You want to fall in love all over again? And again? And again? Head out to Montana! I went last week and I am still reeling from it!
Let's begin with an annual event I bet will be a fantastic time. It's The Montana Folk Festival . There's a preview on Montana Public Radio right about…Continue
Added by Michael Levin on July 11, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments
It reminded me of this great idea. It’s a towel bin! It’s one small way to stop using…Continue
Added by Michael Levin on July 1, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments
It's been rainy lately and if you take your time and walk through the forest, you'll see lots of growth. This mushroom was so blue it popped out! It's not soft at all.
You have to wonder how people stayed comfortable back in the old days here in Florida. Well, here's the thing: before development occurred, there was tree cover everywhere. Shady trees…Continue
Added by Michael Levin on June 16, 2018 at 4:30am — No Comments
Gainesville has a thriving bicycle culture. A while back, we had a get together called Dinner and Bikes. One dish that stood out as both delicious and creative was curried bananas and kale pasta.
Wow, amazing flavor that popped out at you! I went home and made some right away.
Last night, I wanted to make it again but I couldn't find…Continue
Added by Michael Levin on June 9, 2018 at 10:04am — No Comments
Yes, we've been hit with so many diet recommendations our heads are spinning. Drinking wine is good, bad, who knows? Well, this study is scientific and based on millions of…Continue
Added by Michael Levin on May 30, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments
Here's the culprit! These owls make the most distinctive cacophony of noise. Listen to the this recording and tell me you don't agree! It's a night sound. A sound that will make you feel the dusk or darkness. You usually can't see…Continue
Added by Michael Levin on May 27, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments
Interesting concept. I have successfully submitted one short video to a festival! iPhone video creation has been a way for amateurs to get into filmmaking. Did you know that quite a few feature films were shot using an iPhone? One of my favs is The Florida Project. …Continue
Added by Michael Levin on February 15, 2018 at 4:30am — No Comments
I ran across this quote a few minutes ago. Knew right away it was Hemingway.
“He always thought of the sea as 'la mar' which is what people call her in Spanish when they love her. Sometimes those who love her say bad things of her but they are always said as though she were a woman. Some of the younger fishermen, those who used buoys as floats for their lines…
Added by Michael Levin on February 14, 2018 at 6:30am — No Comments
The hawks love this springtime weather here in Florida! Here's how this one sounds.
Added by Michael Levin on February 12, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments
Good morning! I just woke up (4:19am) to an owl calling which is a good way to start the day.
There are coons and possums waddling around the yard, too. The coons get on the roof.
Have you seen squirrels playing chicken running out in front of you at the last…Continue
Added by Michael Levin on February 12, 2018 at 5:00am — No Comments
Mycol: "Whenever I travel to and fro the mountains, I take with me my pressure cooker. Here is some of my cinnamon I grew in Sarasota (dried and powdered bark), preserved Berkleys and chicken shroom, and heirloom org tomatoes from Yanna and …Continue
Added by Michael Levin on August 11, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Mycol Stevens and I went up to the Pisgah National Forest in North Carolina and made a series of plant walk botany videos. This one is one of the best. Check it out! Just click on the photo…Continue
Added by Michael Levin on May 12, 2017 at 1:07pm — No Comments