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A new baby was delivered today. She has cream-colored skin and a black head. She's only about 1/4 inch long. Her name is Cynthia, and she's a painted lady butterfly larva, or caterpillar.
As my husband and I worked in the garden this weekend, I noticed the bees visiting my azaleas (okay, not my azaleas, but the neighbor's azaleas). I take extra notice when I see bees since hearing so much about their population declining.
Being in a power outage can be very frustrating. Here is some advice that may help you the next time there is a storm and you lose power for a few or more days.
Since moving to New Hampshire a few years ago, I have been amazed by so-called Yankee frugality—and money-saving acumen. The word frugal can have a negative connotation in today's world but it really means "economic in the use of resources," according to Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. It...
Have you been intrigued by the increased chatter about root cellars? They seem to be experiencing a revival. I looked back at The Old Farmer's Almanac archives and was not surprised to see some useful information.
I think I learned something last weekend about growing tomatoes.
I discovered composting rather late in life—but it's never too late to start or, if you get lazy, start up again! Here are tips on how to compost.
At breakfast, I sit near my backyard window and listen to birds' sweet songs in the morning light. Did you know that birds are one of the best cues to the length of a day? The changing daylight has a hormonal trigger in birds, and starts them whistling.

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