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Thursday, January 11th, 2018

The wonderful lessons we learned from our Amish friends

Editor’s note: Jay Cooper’s wife, Maggie Cooper, wrote today’s The Garden Spot column.  My husband Jay is a friendly guy. We can’t go anywhere without him starting up a conversation with random people. So it was no...

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Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Molasses is actually the ancient word for honey

During a recent visit to family in southern Arizona, I helped my brother prepare one of his marinades for rotisserie meats. Over the years, he’s become accomplished at putting some delectable treats on the table from the...

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Thursday, December 28th, 2017

Cotton is one of the largest crops produced in the U.S.

Editor’s note: Jay Cooper’s wife, Maggie, wrote today’s The Garden Spot column.  Many of my earliest childhood memories happened in the backdrop of a cotton field. I was raised in rural Arizona, near Tucson, where cotton was...

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Thursday, December 21st, 2017

After winter solstice, gardening time is not far away

Whoa! Where did all the daylight go? Why are we sitting down to dinner while it’s dark when just a few months ago, it wasn’t dark until nearly 10 p.m.? Did we start dinner preparation later and...

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Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Solar panels are impressive, but photosynthesis is the real solar power

For us who live in sunny areas of the country, we are certainly familiar with the emphasis on solar power. This has been a long time coming, and it’s great to see so many innovations making their...

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Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Sugar consumption has dropped but desire for sweetness goes on

One of the most thought provoking movies we were ever able to watch together as a family with our kids was “Dances with Wolves.”  I still remember one scene where Kevin Costner’s character meets the Lakota face-to-face....

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Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Olives connect us to our past, make history ‘walk and talk’

The fall and winter culinary season is in full swing at the Cooper household and holiday dinners just wouldn’t be the same without seeing the small ones in our family take black-pitted olives and place them on...

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Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Nothing beats the old strike-on-box wooden match

I really enjoy the time I have in the woodshop this time of year. The colder days lend themselves nicely to having the shop’s stove well fueled and a fire going throughout the day. Whether the stove is...

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Thursday, November 16th, 2017

As cold and snow arrives, our conifer friends stand out

While leaves are just about gone from trees for the season, there are a variety of interesting branch shapes, berries, and bark colors to give interest to the fall landscape. Even so, it can look pretty stark...

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Thursday, November 9th, 2017

For a splash of green in your home, try the umbrella plant

The rush is on, and you know what I mean. It’s time to bring in all the warm weather potted plants, garden decorations and furniture. There’s lots of leaves to be raked up and used as either...

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