2022, 07 July

How to Till No-till Gardens

How to Till No-till Gardens

Photo © Dreamstime.com. Is our title an oxymoron? It appears to be a contradiction. Actually, to grow and maintain health, soil needs tillage. It just doesn’t need to be done with steel, iron, or...

Camp & Cabin Cookin’, July 2022

Camp & Cabin Cookin’, July 2022

Recipes: Elderberry Syrup, Summer Surprise "Apple" Pancake. Recipes: Gramma's Berry Pie (Cobbler), Blackberry Cobbler.

In Search of Ducks!

In Search of Ducks!

Floating waterfowl blind. Photo © Dogwood Ridge. Oh no, I thought, I didn’t put the flippers on my boots. I will have to wade back to the shore.After some awkward minutes trying to figure out...

Flying Dragons?

Flying Dragons?

Common Blue Damselfly. Photo © Dogwood Ridge. “What is that fluttering bug?” Kimberly asked.“That's a damselfly,” I answered. “Let's follow it to see if it will land in the sun. They are iridescent...

The Little Jewel in Our Yard

The Little Jewel in Our Yard

Juvenile Rufous Hummingbird. Photo © Mikaela Innes. A sharp peep sounded in my ears. What was that? I wondered, as I hurried into the kitchen to investigate.At the kitchen window, my two younger...

Covers, July 2022

Covers, July 2022

Green and black poison dart frog. Photo © Dreamstime.com. Photo © Randy Bottcher

Dusty, Milky—Beautiful

Dusty, Milky—Beautiful

Milky Way over Matterhorn. Photo © iStock. Our home galaxy is called the Milky Way because people have long had the idea that it looks like spilled milk drifting across the sky. It’s believed the...