Hey there sustain-a-friends! We have some exciting news to share with you. We have a brand new logo courtesy of my cousin Steph Fung who is an incredibly talented graphic designer, illustrator, and cat mom. She runs a freelance design business called mochichito where she sells cute and kawaii pins, stationery, stickers and more. We…

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When we first purchased Gingerhawk, our property in Washington State, the previous owners left behind these charming Adirondack chairs. While they’ve got a beautiful shape, they were in pretty rough condition after sitting outside exposed to the elements for nearly two years. The wood was weathered and splintering, and the chairs were wobbling at every…

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After months of anticipation, we’re finally ready to give you a sneak peek into the main house at Gingerhawk. This 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home has been under construction for over a year, and the finish line is finally in sight. The main house is basically done with a few minor fixes that our contractor…

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We wanted to introduce a new blog format we’re trying out called Sustain-a-Snacks. Sustain-a-Snacks are bite-sized morsels of sustainability knowledge. Short and to-the-point, we’ll be highlighting a few important items in the world of sustainability each week. Let’s get right into it. If you haven’t seen the new Netflix documentary called David Attenborough: A Life…

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It’s been a long journey, but Gingerhawk is getting close to completion. At the end of August, we road-tripped from San Diego to Washington State to get things polished and ready for visitors. Honestly, things were not quite as finished as we would have liked. There’s still a lot that needs to happen to get…

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Although it often presents with no symptoms, high blood pressure (or hypertension) is a risk factor in cardiovascular disease, kidney failure, and stroke. It’s important to keep an eye on your blood pressure and make sure it stays under control. As a rule of thumb, 120/80 mmHg or below is considered a healthy blood pressure.…

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Long before we purchased the 25-acre property in Central Washington that we’ve named Gingerhawk, the area was home to a tribal people called the Yakama’s. For thousands of years, the Yakama people occupied nearly a quarter of current-day Washington state, from the Canadian border to the Columbia River. They lived in small village settlements near…

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