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Rooftop Reds, New York's First Rooftop Vineyard

Later this month, Rooftop Reds will officially launch New York City’s first commercially viable rooftop vineyard. There are plenty of craft breweries and a few spirits distilleries in NYC, but until recently, the closest we could get to “local” wine came from Long Island or upstate, sometimes several hours away. 356 more words

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Understanding and Accepting Grief As A Natural Process

The last week has, ironically and sadly, seen several of my friends experience the death of a loved one or someone close to them.

I myself have had many encounters with death, and truly know how the heart and mind looks for ways to make sense of what has happened. 225 more words


Grammy's Celebrates The Forth

On the 4th of July Grammy’s Farm celebrated by planting the Three Sisters of corn, beans, and squash. This is part of 6 raised beds project that we have been working on for about a month. 396 more words

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One Million Celebration!

Sometime today, Bealtaine Cottage will be viewed for the 999,999th time.

It will, thereafter, have reached one million views!

Who would have ever thought that this little place, tucked away as it is in the West of Ireland, would have become such a beacon in these troubled times? 305 more words


Bubble bubble toil and trouble!

When I first watched the movie Fight Club I was intrigued that the characters were able to make soap (and other more…um…explosive substances) so easily with just a few simple ingredients. 1,008 more words

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Sustainable Sipping: Why you should make the switch to glass straws

We love sipping on yummy smoothies, protein shakes and the occasional margarita through a straw… Who doesn’t? A straw or two a day doesn’t seem like much, right? 427 more words


The day I became my mother - sustainable living in action

Growing up, the most dreaded words when perusing gift shops and toy stores were “oooh- we can make that!” Now, my sister and I rib each other when we say it, because today we understand the wisdom behind those words that so annoyed us as children. 421 more words