A coffin-joiner’s prayer

A coffin-joiner’s prayer O length of plank, be straight and true And form thyself to something worth An unrepeatable life on this magnificent Earth We have been making a lot of coffins lately here at Piedmont Pine Coffins. It takes about 12 hours to make one, so there be time to think. Though each box will go […]

Affluenza, green burial, and tiny house life

Is there an affluenza vaccine, and is green burial part of it? Is living in a tiny house the cure for consumerism? Would it were so, would it were so. I wish. Then we’d have an easy answer to the question I posed in a recent post, For what sort of life is a green […]

Conversion of manners and green coffins

“Conversion of manners” is a term from the world of Benedictine monks. What does it have to do with green burial and coffins? At Melleray Farmstead, the cottage industrial home of Piedmont Pine Coffins, we like to say we take inspiration from monks and monasteries — primarily the Benedictine tradition. Benedict’s monks down the ages […]