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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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Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Whatever its background, kombucha’s popularity is growing

Maggie and I are strong proponents of “hands-on” living. We believe raising and making our own products and meals is superior to simply purchasing our needs and wants. Taking this route may be more costly, but saving...

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Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Squash bugs can’t be eliminated, but they can be controlled

There’s a lot of things in the garden that you can easily grow. It’s never taken me much effort to grow binder weed — also known as “morning glory.” This type of morning glory is not to...

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Thursday, October 19th, 2017

How to keep potted nursery stock alive throughout winter

As much as I’ve talked about the changing of the season and related activities, there’s one more to add to the list: when area nurseries need to clear plant shelves and tree areas and put everything away...

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Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Crenshaw melons: the best gardening mistake I’ve ever made

I enjoy the changing of the seasons, but I have to admit that as the active growing season comes to an end, it’s a bit sad for me. Don’t get me wrong. There were days over the last...

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