When to water veggies, Japanese beetles, herb recipes
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Daily Newsletter for Sunday, June 10, 2018
These are the fields of light, and laughing air,
And yellow butterflies, and foraging bees,
And whitish, wayward blossoms winged as these,
And pale green tangles like a seamaid's hair.
–Charles G. D. Roberts (1860–1943)
All you need is a drill and weeds and their roots are gone in one quick spin! The action is fun, fast, and satisfying! What’s more, there’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty. Expect your neighbors to get curious and want to try the Weed Spinner, too. This back-saving drill bit was invented by retired school teacher Vern Ader and we thank him.
Herb Recipes: Cooking with Fresh Herbs
Those of us with herb gardens are eager to start trying easy, healthy recipes that include herbs! Cooking with herbs can add great health benefits to your meals as well as make them even more tasty, so check out these delicious herb recipes.
The Year Without a Summer
Have you ever heard of the Year Without a Summer? In 1816, a volcanic eruption and cooling Sun brought about snow, sleet and frost. The world experienced a sudden drop in temperatures and an uptick in erratic weather patterns, causing massive food shortages across the Northern Hemisphere. Here’s the story behind the Great Cold Summer of 1816.