A conservation easement, a legal tool used to permanently protect land, can be used to lower or eliminate estate taxes on land. This is explained in this second in a series of videos on conservation… Continue
It is deer season here in northern Michigan and our favorite trails in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore are pretty much off limits.
During deer season we hit a local soccer or football field. After a casual warm-up of at least 4 laps with poles around the goal posts (200+ meters a lap) at Level 1. See the American Nordic Walking System for Level 1 description:… Continue
Looking through my kitchen window of the Korner Kottage Bed and Breakfast is always a special treat this time of year. From that window, as the last rays of light melt away into darkness, all the glowing little Christmas lights in the distance, begin to light up the night time view. The twinkling little lights, on all the trees and in all the shop windows, invite diners, shoppers and passersby to stop, pause and take a closer look at what our little village has to offer..... especially this… Continue
Added by Linda Munro on November 20, 2009 at 8:21pm —
Recently I was asked to be a guest on WTCM talk radio. I had been a guest on radio shows plenty of times, so I kind of knew the drill, at least my end of it. I get introduced as a Spiritual Channel and Medium, the host explains that they are "trying something knew" and after I get asked a few basic questions about what I will be doing on the air, I jump right into taking calls and doing what I call "flash" readings, which are only about 1… Continue
Come join the farm. Be a 1920's farmer. Learn blacksmithing, draft horse plowing, rope making, wood stove cooking, quilting, planting, and all things old and wonderful. Become a farmer before electricity, tractors, running water, indoor plumbing, autos, etc. Be a part of this dynamic group. Help us teach 8th graders how to teach 4th graders about this American history. Contact me. I'll sign you up.
Who knew that a Peaberry is a misfit coffee bean, growing as a solo seed within the coffee tree “cherry”? Or that one coffee tree only produces a pound of coffee? Have you ever seen a coffee bean (seed) before roasting? It’s green! By the way, what is the best roast for a Peaberry from Uganda – light, medium or dark? Did you know that light roasts have more caffeine than dark roasts? It makes sense when you think of the caffeine being roasted out the longer it roasts… These are only some of the… Continue
LandChoices interviews Tom Bailey, executive director of Little Traverse Conservancy. A conservation easement, a legal tool used to permanently protect land, is explained in this first in a series of videos on conservation easements.
Stay tuned for more short videos in this series explaining how conservation easements preserve water quality and nature from LandChoices…Continue
b>Dean Bull, James Cromwell, Ayelet Zurer, with the hinoki--the Northwestern Michigan College logo tree (unofficial, so far)
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Sometimes good things just fall into your lap while you are simply minding your own business. It all started Friday morning, October 30, while I was just getting my work day started. I had just… Continue
I love wine, so when the opportunity to enjoy a whole weekend of it presented itself, I gladly accepted and decided to make it a celebration. I invited my sister, cousin and best friend up to visit me for a girls weekend of wine tasting, laughter and cheers to one another! Being the organizer that I am, our tickets were purchased a month in advance and itinerary emails were sent weekly in excitement for another girls' trip. As the weekend approached, I emailed everyone with a final outline of… Continue
I’ve never been a girl who excelled in sports. While other kids were playing basketball and softball, I was studying the dictionary for the next spelling bee. In 3rd grade, I was scheduled to run the 100 yard dash on Field Day and, right before the race, I fell from the monkey bars and had to disqualify myself because I had a stomach ache. Coincidence? Mmmmm….no. I was a cheerleader for awhile, but that’s not really a sport, right? Right leg out, left leg out. Two claps. Go team.