Monthly Archives: April 2013

Food from Friends

My last couple shopping trips have been….well, I don’t know whether to say discouraging or eye opening. I went each time to grab a couple items and with the intent of finding fair trade items. I found none. Not saying … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Theme

Have you ever had a day when you expected the “theme” for the day to be one thing, and it turns out to be something completely different? Yesterday, we took my homeschooled daughter on a field trip to the Martin … Continue reading

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Visiting

Yesterday, I had an unexpected visitor.  “Look who’s here!” my husband said as he came in from the front yard where he had been working. Behind him was an older gentleman from our church.  For a brief moment I scanned … Continue reading

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A Post about Compost

Today we did a photo shoot of compost. When we told people what we were doing, we got the same reaction: a scrunched up nose and a confused look. You want a picture of compost? But look. Isn’t it beautiful? … Continue reading

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The number that made me an environmentalist

I hate waste. I’m the person who reuses gift bags, counts my pennies, and always gets a “doggie bag” when I go out to eat. One time, while on a business trip to San Francisco, I was eating a particularly … Continue reading

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Business the Way Pa Would Do It

Last night was an exciting night in the Futcher Household. Our first Futcher Fotos clients were coming over to look at their pictures. Carefully, I set the scene. The laptop placed in the center of our glass coffee-table would display … Continue reading

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How We (Finally) Started Recycling

In some communities, recycling is easy. You’re given a plastic bin that you put your recyclables in and set out for pick-up. Not so in our community. Here, we need to take our recycling to one of three drop-offs, each … Continue reading

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