Dog Days bright and clear
Indicate a happy year;
But when accompanied by rain,
For better times, our hopes are vain.
The Dog Days of Summer The “Dog Days” of summer last from July 3 to August 11. What are the Dog Days of summer, exactly? What do they have to do with dogs? The ancient origins of this common phrase might surprise you. Enjoy this article about the meaning behind the Dog Days of summer!
How to Make Vegetable Stock Out of Kitchen Scraps Why throw out what may be the most healthful and flavorful parts of the foods you prepare regularly? Toss them together into the stockpot first to brew up a tasty, nutritious broth that adds a gourmet kick to a soup, stew, chowder, or casserole.
Native Bees: The Best Pollinators for Your Garden June 21 to 27, 2021, is Pollinator Week, an annual event to support pollinator health. The super-pollinators of the garden are … native bees! While honey bees have their place, it’s our native solitary bees—such as mason bees and leafcutter bees—which are critical to growing food...