As some of you may know, ourE-Neighborhood was hacked with a security flaw. This has been resolved – for good, we hope!   It’s now safe once again tochat with folks “across the fence.” We went and by passed waiting for our internet service provider to assist us and purchased upgrades and licensing. However, the design of the board has been temporarily changed. You may visit the board and post while we work on bringing back the design and color scheme.

If your computer was infected with the virus, please email us and we’ll do our best to rid your system of it.

Thanks again for your patience and contributions to this online community.

Question? Should we continue this “bookmark” series of post or just stick with writings about life here on the urban homestead?

Sludge Recycling Sends Antiseptic Soap Ingredient to Agriculture

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health measured levels of an antibacterial hand soap ingredient, triclocarban, as it passed through a wastewater treatment facility. They determined that approximately 75 percent of the ingredient washed down the drain by consumers persists during wastewater treatment and accumulates in municipal sludge, which later is used as fertilizer for article

Power-packed Purslane

Purslane may be a common plant, but it is uncommonly good for you. It tops the list of plants high in vitamin E and an essential omega-3 fatty acid called alpha-linolenic acid (ALA).read article

No Bar Code

An evangelical Virginia farmer says a revolution against industrial agriculture is just down the article

Neighborhood Produce [thanks to Sharon for sending this link]

Too many lemons, tomatoes, squash – share them with how

Tool Share Program

It’s an idea that’s alive and well, from small housing cooperatives in rural areas to lending programs in large cities. And many people are finding that, in addition to making economic sense, tool sharing offers a way to simplify life and create community, pulling together neighbors to exchange ideas, skills and a helping hand. read article

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  1. Charley says:

    By heck you’re up early, Mate. Hope the upgrade does all you hope, Cheers

  2. Heather says:

    Keep the bookmarks! PLEASE! I love reading what you do, and I love the things that get you all thinking and inspired. Some of the bookmarks have been truly life altering to me. Thank you!

  3. Rebecca says:

    I love the bookmarks! I am newly becoming organic and your articles and pics inspire me so very much. Thank you for everything you family is doing!!

  4. Gina says:

    I’m an advocate of the bookmarks too! I often mark the sites and read them in-between my classes. I love your writing(of course), but the bookmarks are almost like a source of reference!

  5. Anonymous says:

    I like very much what you’re doing. I’m finding lots of interesting links that I know I’d miss otherwise. I vote to keep it!

  6. Renee says:

    Yes, I like the bookmarks!

  7. grace says:

    keep the bookmarks!

  8. gerry medland says:

    Hi Anais,
    the article about Joel Salatin has to be one of the most informative,inspiring and thought for action,I have read ever!KEEP the bookmarks,

  9. Anais says:

    Thanks you all for your supportive comments. Your positive contributions mean so much to us/me.

    Looks like the bookmarks are here to stay!

    If you come across any site, story or article that you would like to share, please pass them along to us at PTF.

    Thanks again for your valued support.

    Bright blessings,

  10. Jennifer says:

    keep the bookmarks!