Hello fellow readers, 1-Mississippi, 2-Mississippi was the advice of the JCP&L operator who suggested not taking a shower during a thunderstorm – precisely where I was when a storm clambered through and kicked out the power, cable, internet, and telephone. “It came out
Hello fellow readers, I am flattered how many of you introduced yourselves at last week 4th of July festivities. It goes to show the energy of our local paper and the sense of community it promotes. I am grateful to The Press and to all of you for engaging in our chat. Well the heat
Hello fellow readers, “Help! A woodchuck is eating my trees,” writes Lucia, “and he’s moved in right near my front door where there’s a deep hole about a foot in diameter. So I think, do I bake a cake, bring some wine or what? Who can I call to help him move to
Hello fellow readers, I think you’ll enjoy this little ditty of home remedies to garden dilemmas which reintroduced me to Neem Oil – the old tried, and true I call my “duct tape” for the garden. Last week we spoke about aphids and a remedy using dish detergent.
Hello fellow readers, Michele of Sparta asked how to keep aphids off her newly adopted Knock Out Rose. Her other had been devastated by aphids last year and predicted Knock Out #2 would be impacted. Aphids are small sap-sucking insects destructive to plants that overwinter as eggs and
Hello fellow readers, I had the privilege of meeting with Josh of Stillwater who adopted Skippy and Jay Jay in March at 5 weeks old weighing in at 15 pounds each. His ‘Kids’, the actual name for baby goats said Josh, are Toggenburg goats named after the Toggenburg valley in Switzerlan
This morning during an Ellie walk I came across Mom and her ducklings tucked away in a small pond in front of a farm house. My attention went to them when willy-nilly Mom made a ruckus lunging towards us as her babies swam to take cover under a shrub nearby. I wish I could have lin
As a designer, I am grateful for the joy of helping others beautify their surroundings which often leads to sharing encouragement and life experiences; the inspiration for my column and now blog. It's more than about gardens... it’s about learning and growing as we share Dilemmas, Delights & Discoveries in the garden of life…