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    t need to spend a lot of money to avoid the traditional roughing it method of outdoor camping Butters a former wilderness ranger turned organic farmer lived in wall tent year round in the Idaho outback in the 1970s while working for the Forest Service She now has wall tents tucked in a plum and walnut orchard surrounding her farm offering an organic safari of sorts to those who want to unplug At her bed and breakfast guests bathe and dine outdoors and sleep in tents gussied up with antique iron beds billowy down comforters and woodstoves Glamping is easy added Butters With a little extra prep time and a few creative frills you can transform anything from a simple backyard outing to a whole week in the mountains into an adventure in style comfort and rest Being plugged in is definitely taking its toll on the health of tech zapped Americans According to a recent National Sleep Foundation NSF poll in the hour prior to going to bed 95 percent of us stare at a screen television computer video game cell phone at least five nights a week Forty three percent of Americans say they re not getting enough sleep on weeknights and 60 percent report sleeping problems almost every night The U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC warns that more than one third of us are getting less than seven hours sleep at night which boosts the risks of obesity heart disease and diabetes So how do you unplug Below are Butters top five suggestions for creating a relaxing glamping experience 1 Bag the Bag Leave the sleeping bag at home and top an ordinary air mattress with sheets down comforters quilts and pillows For a real treat bring an outdoor cot or hammock 2

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    Steiner who arrived on Rota in August 2006 said she had tried a number of ways to encourage the community to read before landing on the idea of reopening the library She had sent letters to dozens of international corporations asking for help Only one Pepsi Guam Bottling helped by collecting 3 000 books from Guam for use at the island s junior high One morning halfway through her usual eight mile pre dawn walk Steiner says she stood overlooking the ocean and prayed God bring me a bookstore MaryJane came to mind immediately during that prayer In a letter to Butters published in the Readers Write column of the August September 2010 issue of MaryJanesFarm magazine Steiner described a plan to raise money for the library by selling magnets made from vintage matchbooks and said the islanders also welcomed donations of used books When farmgirls began shipping massive quantities of books Steiner says she and the islanders were both overwhelmed and excited People quickly came to me offering space time and energy so we could immediately distribute the books Steiner says Last summer with the help of people from all parts of the island they were able to open their library for the very first time This isn t the first time the farmgirls have done something remarkable like that says Butters Whenever a sister is sick or a family member is unemployed they respond with everything from card showers to a flood of gifts she said Five hundred books wouldn t have surprised me she says Five thousand would have floored me Ten thousand books blew me away Butters describes her network www farmgirlsisterhood org as a sort of adult Girl Scouts a combination of life support system and organized lesson plans Farmgirls meet online and in person

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    magazine s Job Genius Awards given to a series of innovators who create jobs for women Each innovator gets a full page profile in More magazine then in the summer of 2012 readers will vote for the one who impresses

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    I want to take a break to renew my well of ideas Butters said And I also want to put a lot of time into my own blog online I ve enjoyed immensely all the feedback I ve gotten and comments and the whole discipline of it has been great for me as a writer I just need a break so maybe I ll come back Butters owns a farm eight miles from Moscow at Paradise Ridge and has been there since 1986 The motto on their farm sign Living like we ll die tomorrow Farming like we ll live forever reflects Butters long standing commitment to organic farming She has been an activist for responsible farming and sustainable agriculture and she also co founded the Palouse Clearwater Environmental Institute in 1986 spending several years as its president In addition to her magazine MaryJanesFarm Butters also has a small retail store in Moscow called MaryJane s Sweet Dreams located at 425 S Jackson Collectibles antiques towels and other products are sold there But one of her main focuses in place of the column will be her blog which can be found at www raisingjane org It ll be a daily

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    and older Get details at www bbonline com nm kokopelli 2 A plane hotel in Costa Rica No boarding passes are required when checking in to this refurbished Boeing 727 fuselage at Hotel Costa Verde in Manuel Antonio in Costa Rica Located in the jungle minutes from the Manuel Antonio National Park the unique lodging once was a South African Airways plane The aircraft now rests atop a 50 foot tall pedestal offering views of the treetops and ocean in the distance Sleeps six in two air conditioned bedrooms www costaverde com 727 html 3 Big Bay Lighthouse Mich Listed on the National Register of Historic Places this lighthouse in Michigan is run by three avid preservationists eager to share local history Their goal is to maintain the romance of an era when mariners relied on the skill of a lightkeeper to bring them safely through this challenging stretch of Michigan coastline Today visitors enjoy the pristine location on Lake Superior Hiking biking snowshoeing and cross country skiing are available on 40 acres of trails www bigbaylighthouse com More lighthouses that welcome overnight guests www uslhs org 4 Houseboat holiday Boston Book the 58 foot long Cuckoo s Nest houseboat

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    customers said Brian Ogle director of customer support The announcement explaining that 20 of all purchases for the week following March 17 would be donated was sent to the farm s customer e mail list and posted on their chatroom and Facebook account We were all surprised at the response Ogle said The orders kept coming One person placed a 4 000 order The farm staff chose the Japanese Red

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    Magazine March 11 2010 The economic crunch and a respect for America s great outdoors have rekindled travelers passion for camping Read more at WSJ online MaryJanesFarm in Moscow Idaho

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    through a special promotion on the farm s Web site from Jan 18 24 We donated a percentage of sales on our Web site and subscriptions for the week said Lucas Rae bookkeeper for the business We re just doing our part to help out a little bit The money will be used by Courageous Woman a self help program in the village of Matenwa in Haiti The organization will

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