Poor Will's Almanack for the Transition Week to Deep Winter.
It is New Year's week, and before January begins, I always take an inventory of what is happening around the yard and in my life.
I check the oak leaf hydrangea by the back porch. It often keeps half its leaves, even when the days stay below freezing. I stand and look at the wood pile for a while, trying to estimate how much wood is left.
A report praises Ohio for having more environmentally-friendly school projects under way than any other state.
The nonprofit U.S. Green Building Council says the state has 315 school projects registered and certified under the council's LEED program. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and provides a set of international standards for energy-efficient and environmentally friendly methods and materials.