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About earthstonestation

promoting environmental education, protecting all species and preserving the wild places with art, music and storytelling.

Where did the breadbox go?

Found in an old cabin In American kitchens of the 1940s and 50s, in nearly every home, a breadbox sat on the countertop. I know in ours it did, as well as every neighbor, friend and family. Ours disappeared from … Continue reading

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A Season of Crystals

For The Beauty Of The Earth From under obscured skies and clouds small crystals drift down to land softly and settle into growing mounds of white. Green pine and fir stand in contrast whilst bending boughs cushion the accumulating tiny … Continue reading

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Wood heat at the Lower Farm

“In winter we lead a more inward life. Our hearts are warm and cheery, like cottages under drifts, whose windows cheerfully ascends….We enjoy now, not an oriental, but a boreal leisure, around warm stoves and fireplaces, and watch the shadow … Continue reading

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A unique American invention – the apple parer

Found in an old cabin In mid 1850s America, a growing middle class sought out new mechanical aides and labor-saving machines for the home. The birth of American industry saw a proliferation of these mass produced items made of cast … Continue reading

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Changing climate, Changing lifeway

Climate change poses threats and dangers to the survival of indigenous communities world wide. Within the industrialized nations, indigenous communities still exist. Unless one lives in close proximity it is easy to forget they are there. Along the Alaskan coastline … Continue reading

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Red Chile Ristras

  Common throughout New Mexico are seen strings of chile peppers hanging from porch rafters and along walls. As the peppers dry they turn a vibrant red. A cheerful color during the autumn and winter months. The dried pods will … Continue reading

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Location, location, location

My Location Real estate agents will tell you that location is everything. From a business standpoint that makes perfect sense.  A successful business location should have good visibility, favorable traffic patterns and a density of population. Urban home values are … Continue reading

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