Barking Frog Farm an idea, its the place I grow my ideas and plans about connecting people with nature.
Years ago my friend Bill Harley was telling me about a book he was writing. During the conversation he mentioned that frogs are bio-indicators—a lot of frogs in an area means the environment is healthy. I liked the idea that frogs are sending messages to scientists and that they could be a wake up call for all of us. We need to listen to the frogs. Hear their call for a healthy environment and take care of the earth. Years ago William and I had a tree frog as a pet. This frog would bark loudly at night. We loved it. House guests thought we were crazy. When I think of frogs and their message of environmental health I can almost hear them BARKING.
On the home front, Barking Frog Farm is where I live in Connecticut. I share my home with my husband Dave, my kids William, Aurora and Stephen, our dog Genoa, two cats Jed and Evie and about 30 chickens. Our house is near the Connecticut River on a piece of land surrounded by oak trees and mountain laurel. I think of this place as my laboratory for all things renewable and sustainable. It is where I put my words into action. We recycle, compost, eat locally and raise our own food when possible. I organize programs within my town that encourage kids and their parents to enjoy the natural resources in our area.