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Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Bring the greenery inside

It’s been an interesting week. It’s been both fall and winter, with a bit of spring thrown in for good measure. It’s given me an opportunity to complete a few more things outside, as well as pull...

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Horticultural time-traveling

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Horticultural time-traveling

I have a “love-hate” relationship with this time of year. The days grow shorter, and then daylight really takes a hit when we return to Standard Time. It’s hard to believe that shaving off one hour of daylight...

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What a great place for hands-on living!

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

What a great place for hands-on living!

It’s right there, in the fine print at the end of this article. I’m a strong proponent of “hands-on” living. It something that I aspire to do in every facet of life that I can. The longer...

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Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Beauty can be deceiving!

One of the many enjoyable things about being a gardener is connecting with the wide community of people from different walks and viewpoints in life who share interest in horticultural skills. Whether it’s ornamental, edible, water, rock...

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Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

The winter world of the honeybee

Last week, we took a look at how insects overwinter. How they do so is quite interesting, when you think of their short lives, small size, that they are completely dependent on outside sources for heat, and...

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Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Where do all the bugs go for winter?

As I headed out to feed the chickens and harvest eggs, something caught my eye on the metal siding beside the door. It was a shady spot, as the door faces north. There was a large buff-colored...

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Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Living in the epicenter

I’m confident that the readers of this article have a higher interest in, or are practicing “the hands-on” life at a higher percentage than the general population. This isn’t an indictment or negative comment, I’m simply putting...

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Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Oats — don’t overlook this wonder food!

Well, here it is again — autumn! Fall officially begun a few days ago, and this is one of those years when the weather reasonably matches the change of seasons. Sure, we’ll have some fits and starts,...

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Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

The lowdown on honey

Last week’s article gave the historical view of sugar and sweetening in the human diet and how in the past there was much higher dependence on honey and fruit. Later on, as white processed sugar became more...

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Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Dolce Vita — the sweet life

A great restaurant opened by our northwest Tucson home several years back. It was a cheery place; great food, really nice owners, and they served wonderful breakfasts. I can still taste the home fries that were part of...

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