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A good read

January 25, 2015 Winter seems to bring upon us a natural slowing down of life. Maybe it is just an echo of our more ancient, stronger connection to the natural world. more »»

Window perspective

January 11, 2015 My daughter and I sat by the water’s edge at dusk reflecting on the wonderful day we had just spent hiking and exploring. We had already cooked and eaten our dinner and cleaned up camp. more »»

Haphazard tradition

January 4, 2015 I have started this article six times. I have looked to past New Year’s articles to see if I could reprint one. I have asked if anyone has a spare article that they would want to put i. more »»

What’s in a name?

December 28, 2014 In the darkest days of winter, when one needs comforting, I turn to my favorite children’s book, “Anne of Green Gables. more »»

Timeless trees

December 21, 2014 Driving down Route 62 the other day, along the edge of the Allegheny State Forest, I was impressed by the forest, the wildness, the vastness of the treed landscape. more »»

Garden/landscape tasks for December gardeners

December 21, 2014 It surely has been an interesting start to the winter season and technically it hasn’t even started yet! The following are some early winter tips: Since we seem to be having a lot of temperature... more »»

Winter lights

December 7, 2014 The night has always been one of my favorite times of day. It turns everything familiar into something unfamiliar and different. This terrified me as a chil. more »»

The tale of a gardener’s dilemma

December 7, 2014 This is a story about a gardener who wanted her 50 bags of leaves shredded so she would be able to use them as mulch on all of her beautiful flower bed. more »»

Eating acorns

November 30, 2014 This fall I dabbled in balanophagy- on a very limited basis. It started by chance but I’ve been thinking about it for a few years. more »»

Surrounded by amazing places to visit

November 23, 2014 The Tundra Swans do not know that it is mid-November, but that does not stop them from migrating through our area in Mid-November every yea. more »»

Farmers markets continue to grow throughout region

November 23, 2014 For centuries, small family farms have been taking their best produce to towns and cities, hoping to sell all they can and resupply their own needs from other growers. more »»

In the fragile time

November 16, 2014 It sings to me in the fragile time between sleep and consciousness. Steady, soothing, and oddly musical, the raindrops hit the tin roof and capture me. more »»

A season to remember

November 9, 2014 No season is as full of traditions for me as fall. It’s an odd, mixed up season during which we transition from summer to winter. more »»

The art of mindful seeing

November 2, 2014 It can take as long as 20 minutes to fully give myself permission to forget the worries of the world and be mindful as I walk. To be fully present to this moment. more »»

Forest pest identification workshop scheduled Tuesday and Wednesday

October 26, 2014 The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets working with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County, will be holding a two-part Forest Pest training and ID session on Tuesday an... more »»

The art of basket making

October 19, 2014 I collect the produce from my garden in a wire basket. I store my kindling in a circular basket made of wooden splints. My catch-all container in the mudroom is a sweetgrass baske. more »»

Inner Child comes out to play with skunks

October 12, 2014 Inside every adult, there is a little kid hiding and waiting to come out. This little one is full of wonder and joy and excitement, but buried under years of knowledge and other experiences. more »»

­September perfection

September 28, 2014 There is a day in September when everything is perfect. I don’t mean “perfect” in the unattainable sense. more »»

How to winter over and recycle some of your plants

September 28, 2014 I just wanted to let you know, some of your summer plants will winter over very nicely, in your home or basemen. more »»

Homesteader’s dream

September 21, 2014 To live off the grid is a declaration of self-sufficiency. more »»

 
 

 

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