The short holiday day of talking by the fire,
floating on snowshoes among
ancient self-pollarded maples,
visiting, being visited, giving
a rain gauge, receiving red socks,
watching snow buntings nearly over
their heads in snow stab at spirtled bits
of sunflower seeds the chickadees
hold with their feet to a bough
and hack apart, scattering debris
like sloppy butchers, is over.
–Galway Kinnell (1927–2014)
Boxing Day 2020: What Is Boxing Day? Boxing Day is celebrated on December 26! This year, that’s a Saturday. Why is it called Boxing Day? And what, if anything, does boxing have to do with it? Boxing Day, like a box, has many points of interest. Here is the short history of Boxing Day, some recipes, and more.
Free Garden Seed Catalogs and Plant Catalogs It may feel like winter but the garden season begins in December with the arrival of the seed catalogs appearing in mailboxes and online. Here is a wonderful list of free garden seed catalogs and some of our favorites. Given the massive increase in gardening this past year, the...