Category Archives: Green Building

The Mother Earth News Fair is this weekend!

The Mother Earth News Fair will be in Puyallup this weekend. Be there or be square! Derek and I will be taking the kids on Sunday and we’re really looking forward to it. Get all the details on the Mother … Continue reading

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Photo album: Creative use of umbrellas, new raised beds, wine barrel planters, and metal roof

We’ve had a number of projects going lately and I wanted to share the results of some of this work.  Here goes in a quick photo album. New raised beds and wine barrel planters Gardeners must be among the most … Continue reading

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A bad case of shingles

This will be the second roof I’ve replaced in my lifetime of homeownership (the first was a composition to composition replacement at our old house…even with ruling out cedar shakes, the choices now are a bit more plentiful: slate, fiber-reinforced concrete shake, green/living, composition, and standing seam metal. Continue reading

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