Observer Todayhttp://www.observertoday.comTop Headlinesen-usThu, 23 Oct 2014 06:38:11 EDTThu, 23 Oct 2014 06:38:11 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssThe art of basket makinghttp://www.observertoday.com/page/content.detail/id/604324.htmlI collect the produce from my garden in a wire basket. I store my kindling in a circular basket made of wooden splints. My catch-all container in the mudroom is a sweetgrass basket. Two squat baskets with lids decorate the top of my bookshelf.Sun, 19 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDTInner Child comes out to play with skunkshttp://www.observertoday.com/page/content.detail/id/604059.htmlInside every adult, there is a little kid hiding and waiting to come out. This little one is full of wonder and joy and excitement, but buried under years of knowledge and other experiences.Sun, 12 Oct 2014 00:00:00 EDTSeptember perfectionhttp://www.observertoday.com/page/content.detail/id/603475.htmlThere is a day in September when everything is perfect. I don't mean "perfect" in the unattainable sense. I mean it in the sense when every single sound and smell and happening and color and touch uniquely match the vacancies in your sou.Sun, 28 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDTHow to winter over and recycle some of your plantshttp://www.observertoday.com/page/content.detail/id/603476.htmlI just wanted to let you know, some of your summer plants will winter over very nicely, in your home or basement. I found out four years ago, you can take your tuberous begonias in, put them in your basement, and forget about them until spring.Sun, 28 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDTHomesteader's dreamhttp://www.observertoday.com/page/content.detail/id/603186.htmlTo live off the grid is a declaration of self-sufficienc.Sun, 21 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDT