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Summer Trip Ideas Between emails, page proofs, phone calls, and meetings, I am daydreaming about... read more
Heard about the end of the world predictions for May 21, 2011? A U.S. radio preacher says Judgment... read more
I was going to mow the grass last night and noticed all the dandelions growing in the grass. I had... read more
Springtime Tea Yellow and pink blossoms, warm rain, and birds chirping often denote the season of... read more
As a kid, I loved dyeing Easter eggs. (When is Easter this year? Click here.) It was great fun... read more
Have you ever wondered about experimenting with different herbs to make the perfect cup of tea? If... read more
I recently attended an interesting lecture on outdoor container gardening at The Boston Flower and... read more
When numbers on a thermometer dip, it’s a good idea to check for frostbite—and be aware of the... read more
Late in the harvest, we often find some extra-large veggies. This morning, I finally pulled up a... read more
As much as I love roasted Roma tomatoes, Tomato Tarte Tatin, which appeared in the August issue of... read more
There is something special about summer reading. Sitting back in the porch rocker with a glass of... read more
Through the summer, I have suet hanging on a hook on my deck next to the hummingbird feeder. I can... read more
This past weekend, I hauled compost from the recycling center across the road. (I make my own but... read more
This week, I was musing about how much I've learned about gardening in the past year. If you're a... read more
Some of the most interesting plant containers are ones that were not originally intended for the ... read more
I'm planting a small organic vegetable garden this year. My goals: enjoy healthier and better-... read more
Spring has arrived! With longer days and warmer weather, the birds are starting to sing, the buds... read more
Gardening in the woods can be a challenge, especially when you love plants and flowers. But the... read more
I have made a decision this year to have a small, thriving vegetable garden but to try to save... read more
Winter of 2010 sure brought some wild weather! Did you experience any unusual weather this winter?... read more
In the winter of 1980, two very memorable events occurred in upstate New York: Lake Placid was on a... read more
How do you foretell the coming of spring? Every year, I enjoy hearing what readers from different... read more
My great-grandfather ran a sawmill and was a cabinetmaker who could make just about anything out of... read more
December 12, 2008 This morning, we woke up to huge crashing sounds. (My husband later compared... read more
Every December, we cook up a storm for the annual Almanac Christmas party. Last year, a huge ice... read more
For those who vacation during peak holiday weeks—which is most of us—rates and crowds are always... read more
After great anticipation, finally our little corner of New England—Dublin, New Hampshire, home of... read more
Recently, I was introduced to the world of gingerbread house-making when I took a 6-hour-long... read more
There's a large maple tree that lives next to my house. It's been a trouper, in spite of old age,... read more
This autumn, I drove past an unusual site: a giant contraption towering above crowds of cheering... read more
My friends received an apple cider press for a wedding present long ago. Last week, they threw an... read more
Welcome October! For your enjoyment, I've posted this beautiful poem by Robert Frost. In it, he... read more
It's time again to shine the spotlight on a certain caterpillar. The larva of the Isabella tiger... read more
In August, the blueberry bushes here in New Hampshire overflow with berries. Birds love them and so... read more
A few weeks ago, I had a surprise one morning when I opened my mailbox to put in a letter. Inside... read more
The peonies in my backyard always have ants crawling on the flower buds. A popular myth that ants “... read more
A new baby was delivered today. She has cream-colored skin and a black head. She's only about ¼... read more
As my husband and I worked in the garden this weekend, I noticed the bees visiting my azaleas (okay... read more
Being in a power outage can be very frustrating. Here is some advice that may help you the next... read more
Since moving to New Hampshire a few years ago, I have been amazed by so-called Yankee frugality—and... read more