Episode 303: Living Small

Original Airdate: 
Monday, October 10, 2011 - Sunday, October 16, 2011
Next Airdate: 
Monday, August 31, 2015 - Sunday, September 6, 2015

We all know what it means to live "large." But Brendan found one teen aspiring to live SMALL! And he's doing something about it. He's building his own "mini house." It's about 130 square feet and sits on a trailer...so he can take it with him! It's a home that minimizes the resident's footprint on the planet in both square footage and carbon output.

Then, it's a day at the farm for a group of fifth-graders! They're participating in the annual Egg Aid at Lundberg Family Farms. Each spring, before the cover crops get mowed and disced into the ground to plant the new rice crops, Lundberg Family Farms bring kids together to scour the fields and gather up duck eggs saving them from destruction! And it's a very noisy process.

What do they do with those eggs? They go to Darrold Daly, the wildfowl rescuer! He incubates them, hatches them, raises them and releases them into the wild. It takes a lot of tender loving care and he loves doing it.