In case you haven't noticed, we have new neighbors here at DTE. The newest edition to the block is a blog that many of you have undoubtedly been following for some time - A Year of Plenty. So while you should still subscribe to your feed to the original A Year of Plenty Site, you should also check them out via DTE as often times what appears on one, doesn't on the other - and vice versa.
As was the case with this fascinating perspective from yesterday - http://www.yearofplenty.org/2009/05/things-we-pile-up-on-our-doosteps.html. Times have certainly changed, and in a hurry, but is the American way of life still just that - a way of life. Or have there been fundamental changes in the way we live.
Which got us thinking about adapting to the current climate - what are you doing at your homes right now that might be a little different from the American status quo? Or maybe it's just different compared to how you've done things in the past, or how your family has always done things? Are you driving less, has your family downsized to just one vehicle? What about your consumer habits, are you spending differently, and on what - food maybe?
We'd love to hear about what you're doing - please send us links to your websites, photo galleries, Facebook pages, etc - or just comment on this story about what you're doing.
Part of DTE removed a backyard storage shed to make way for a vegetable garden - who wants to pay grocery store prices for resources that we as people have been working on producing for 200 years? Not to mention growing ones own vegetables reduces the need for transport to and from the store - by oneself and the crop, as well as saves on a handful of other resources that go into maintaining and selling crops commercially. It's been a great adventure thus far - we'll keep you updated on the progress. Enjoy the photos below.