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Letter from the Publishers
After a rather cold winter, spring is certainly bustin’ out all over! We are enjoying blue bonnets,
Indian paintbrush and thousands of tiny yellow, white and purple wild flowers that are blooming all
down the hillside from The Cabin. The basenjis are enjoying basking in the warm sunshine. The deep
bed garden is ready for an early April planting and we can’t wait to taste the first ripe tomatoes. As we move
toward growing more of our own food, we are taking a step toward a more sustainable lifestyle.
This winter we have been very aware of our ties to “the grid” because the rural co-op that we buy our electric power from sends us a text message every morning detailing our usage the day before. It became almost a game to see just how little electricity we could use each day. While we aren’t ready to go off grid yet, we are
actively conserving energy and are looking forward to the day when we can. This month’s article, Power Switch has some great information about how to successfully move off the grid. There are also articles on eco-lawns and the importance of organic produce in this month’s magazine. There are even more articles about sustainability in
our expanded digital magazine.
Be sure to attend Earth Day at Discovery Green this month. You will not only learn some new things about sustainable living but will meet hundreds of other folks who are committed to the same goals. As Margaret Mead said. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only
thing that ever has.” Folks, there IS hope.
So, enjoy the spring weather. Make some new friends and be the change you wish the see in the world.
Mike & Cindy Hart
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