September 19, 2017

Archives for May 2015

It’s the Perfect Day That’s Abnormal

• By John F. Chisholm • My daughter and I rototilled our garden yesterday. The swallows, just back from wintering, swooped about us, twittering. The sky behind them was a deep, cloudless blue. The … [Read more...]

Fruit Compote

I had a pear, two apples and some strawberries. They were still fresh but just past their peak. What to do? Make a compote. Sounds fancy, doesn't it? It couldn't be easier. Fruit, a little … [Read more...]

Philosophical Roving

• By John F. Chisholm • Last Tuesday my wife and I went out for dinner. It was a lovely spring evening. The leaves were just beginning their summer-long performance. The lilacs were budded but not … [Read more...]

May Days Seed Giveaway #6

Six days. Six giveaways. More than $50 in Fedco seeds. And this is it: Sunday, May 17, is the last collection of seeds we are giving away for your garden. You have 24 hours to enter this last … [Read more...]

May Days Seed Giveaway #5

Six days. Six giveaways. More than $50 in Fedco seeds. Continuing today, Saturday, through Sunday, May 17, we are giving away some spectacular collections of seeds for your garden. You will have … [Read more...]

May Days Seed Giveaway #4

Six days. Six giveaways. More than $50 in Fedco seeds. Continuing today, Friday, through Sunday, May 17, we are giving away some spectacular collections of seeds for your garden. You will have … [Read more...]

May Days Seed Giveaway #3

Six days. Six giveaways. More than $50 in Fedco seeds. Continuing today, Thursday, through Sunday, May 17, we are giving away some spectacular collections of seeds for your garden. You will have … [Read more...]

Guardians of the Gulch

• By Janine Pineo • I checked on the tadpoles Tuesday afternoon at Tadpole Gulch. The rain had cleared out and I was sweltering in the muggy weather. I admit that I was already done with the … [Read more...]

The Verdant Days of Spring – Part 2: Or, the Black Flies Are Out

• By Janine Pineo • We had a lovely bit of rain over the past couple of days. Sure, it was a bit cool on Monday, but the rain soaked everything well, which should bring the fire danger … [Read more...]

May Days Seed Giveaway #2

Six days. Six giveaways. More than $50 in Fedco seeds. Continuing today, Wednesday, through Sunday, May 17, we are giving away some spectacular collections of seeds for your garden. You will … [Read more...]