Scott and Kenda’s Annual Photo Montage: Farewell 2017, HELLO there 2018!

Poems, Dogs, paths, roads

Happy 2018! Welcome to the Peppers’ 11th annual earth-happy New Year video card. 365 days 328 photos (out of roughly 5000 photos taken this year) 6.5 minutes of spellbinding entertainment …

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Holiday Gift Ideas: Save Money, Help the Earth, and Support this Blog!

Besides being an affiliate with Amazon (see sidebar for Amazon Product Search), I’m now also an affiliate with Eifrig Publishing and KNÜTES Innovative Outdoor Gear. Each of these helps me …

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How to Help Monarch Butterflies: Got Milkweed?

Monarch butterflies have been on earth for roughly 175 million years, but it’s only since the 1990’s that their numbers have declined by 80%. In 25 short years, 560 of the …

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Managing Mosquitoes While Protecting Pollinators Part II

Pollinator protection does not have to be relinquished in exchange for managing mosquitoes. The impact of mosquito spraying on pollinators is noticed long after spraying has ended. Studies show wild …

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Managing Mosquitoes While Protecting Pollinators Part I

They’ve been around for roughly 200 million years and are most active at 80°­­F and unable to function below 50F. They can sense the lactic acid and carbon dioxide from …

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The Last Bee – A Poem for Earth Day

The Last Bee by Kenda Swartz Pepper She rested gently in his soft, young hand In awe, he stared, at a smallness so grand. What have we done? In earnest …

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10 Ways This Plant Can Improve Your Life

We pull them, mow them, dig them, stomp them, spray them, shout at them, and lament how they are a nuisance in our lives. Dandelions. Possibly the most underappreciated, underutilized …

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Peppers’ Annual Photo Montage: Farewell 2016, HELLO there 2017!

Rescue dog

Hi-dee-ho! Welcome to the Peppers’ 10th annual earth-happy New Year video card! 365 days 291 photos 6 minutes Sit back, turn up the volume, grab a cuppa jo and enjoy! There’s …

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Twas The Life Before Pinterest


Twas the life before Pinterest, when all through the house Not a device was stirring, not even my mouse. My blog posts were sent over the interweb with care In …

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Fall for Pollinators


He looked like something out of the cartoons, a dazzling green blubbery caricature of himself. Given his lazy, lumbering gait, this little guy was in no hurry to get to …

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