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Editors' musings, reflections, and ideas
I love wildlife, but I don’t see as much now that I’ve moved from the country to a small town. So,...
The Perfect Dream Vacation
Summer Trip Ideas Between emails, page proofs, phone calls, and meetings, I am daydreaming about...
End of the World Saturday May 21 2011?
Heard about the end of the world predictions for May 21, 2011? A U.S. radio preacher says Judgment...
Super Healthy Dandelion Greens!
I was going to mow the grass last night and noticed all the dandelions growing in the grass. I had...
Dyeing Easter Eggs Naturally
As a kid, I loved dyeing Easter eggs. (When is Easter this year? Click here.) It was great fun...
To a Tea: Lavender and Marshmallow Root Tea
Have you ever wondered about experimenting with different herbs to make the perfect cup of tea? If...
Tips to Protect Your Skin Against Frostbite
When numbers on a thermometer dip, it’s a good idea to check for frostbite—and be aware of the...
Blog: Share Your Vegetable Photos!
Late in the harvest, we often find some extra-large veggies. This morning, I finally pulled up a...
Tomato Tarte Tatin Recipe—It’s Dessert!
As much as I love roasted Roma tomatoes, Tomato Tarte Tatin, which appeared in the August issue of...
Blog: Summer Reading
There is something special about summer reading. Sitting back in the porch rocker with a glass of...
Blog: My Feathery Friends
Through the summer, I have suet hanging on a hook on my deck next to the hummingbird feeder. I can...
Blog: Garden Prep, Planting Lettuce, and Picking Rhubarb (yea!)
This past weekend, I hauled compost from the recycling center across the road. (I make my own but...
Blog: Getting Growing
Yesterday, I put in my first big day at the community garden: about three hours of turning the dry...
Blog: Gardening Lessons
This week, I was musing about how much I've learned about gardening in the past year. If you're a...
Blog: Uncommon Plant Containers
Some of the most interesting plant containers are ones that were not originally intended for the ...
Blog: Planting an Organic Vegetable Garden
I'm planting a small organic vegetable garden this year. My goals: enjoy healthier and better-...
Blog: Getting Outdoors in Spring!
Spring has arrived! With longer days and warmer weather, the birds are starting to sing, the buds...
Blog: Budget-Friendly Gardening
I have made a decision this year to have a small, thriving vegetable garden but to try to save...
Blog: Wild Winter Weather
Winter of 2010 sure brought some wild weather! Did you experience any unusual weather this winter?...
Blog: One Idea to Repurpose Old Skis
My great-grandfather ran a sawmill and was a cabinetmaker who could make just about anything out of...
Blog: Ice Storm 2008
December 12, 2008 This morning, we woke up to huge crashing sounds. (My husband later compared...
Blog: Ski and Ride on Christmas and New Year's Day
For those who vacation during peak holiday weeks—which is most of us—rates and crowds are always...
Blog: Cold Temperatures and First Snow!
After great anticipation, finally our little corner of New England—Dublin, New Hampshire, home of...
Blog: The Dark Side
There's a large maple tree that lives next to my house. It's been a trouper, in spite of old age,...
Blog: A Poem for October
Welcome October! For your enjoyment, I’ve posted this beautiful poem by Robert Frost. In it, he...
Blog: It's Blueberry Time
In August, the blueberry bushes here in New Hampshire overflow with berries. Birds love them and so...
Blog: Ants in the Mailbox
A few weeks ago, I had a surprise one morning when I opened my mailbox to put in a letter. Inside...
Blog: A Caterpillar Grows Up
A new baby was delivered today. She has cream-colored skin and a black head. She's only about ¼...
Blog: Saving Money
Since moving to New Hampshire a few years ago, I have been amazed by so-called Yankee frugality—and...
Blog: The Tomato Circle: Planting Tomatoes Horizontally
I think I learned something last weekend about growing tomatoes. A woman at the high school plant...
Blog: The Lazy Composter
I discovered composting rather late in life—but it's never too late to start or, if you get lazy,...