As someone who spent many midlife years training for and competing in summer triathlons and who enjoys a physically demanding self-reliant rural life, I count heat and cold among my most important first-aid remedies.read more
Margaret Boyles lives in a wood-heated house in central New Hampshire. She grows vegetables, keeps chickens, swims in a backyard pond in summer, snowshoes in the surrounding woods in winter, and commutes by bike whenever possible.
June 15, 2011
June 6, 2011
Every four or five years, I suffer a temporarily deafening buildup of ear wax. It usually hits me early in the outdoor swimming season, when pond water seeps in behind and around the growing wax ball.read more