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The other side of winter

February 9, 2014 The tiny footprints followed a tiny stream up a rolling hillside. It was obvious from the tracks that there were frozen waterfalls that had been used as slides. more »»

Words of wisdom from a fellow gardener

February 9, 2014 Good day everyon. more »»

Made by hand

February 2, 2014 Before moving to Jamestown, I moved quite a bit to work seasonal outdoor education jobs and to enjoy the adventures that new places and new people bring. more »»

Thinking spring

February 2, 2014 Hello, Gardeners! Winter is here. Seed catalogs started coming almost daily in late January. more »»

Only a click away

January 26, 2014 I started “taking” digital photographs in 2005. I started “making” digital photographs several years later. When you first get a camera, you have a lot to learn. more »»

The vagaries of climate change - part 2

January 26, 2014 This is Part II of the vagaries of winter weather and what we, as gardeners, can do to avoid the hazard of winter kill. 1. more »»

Snowy owls for the solstice

December 22, 2013 Snowy Owls have swept in from a part of the world with no sun to celebrate the shortest day of the year with us. more »»

Christmas bird count

December 8, 2013 The idea of a national bird count dates back to the late 1800s when individuals participated in a holiday tradition called the Christmas "Side Hunt. more »»

Homemade holidays

November 24, 2013 KATIE FINCH Special to the OBSERVER I can make an evergreen wreath from the boughs that I collect in my backyard. I add in other items to dress it up and it is a one-of-a-kind holiday decoration. more »»

Treasurer hunts: on the beach and in the heart

November 17, 2013 KATIE FINCH Special to the OBSERVER Walking the shoreline of a lake or ocean is an activity done with my head down. more »»

Paying gratitude to nature

November 10, 2013 JENNIFER SCHLICK Special to the OBSERVER Several of my Facebook friends are engaging in an exercise called Thirty Days of Gratitude. more »»

Fall garden clean-up chores

November 10, 2013 LYNN CHIMERA Special to the OBSERVER It looks like our extended Fall is coming to an end. more »»

Life, death and bucket lists

November 3, 2013 JEFF TOME Special to the OBSERVER Death is not something I face every day, but it’s been in the front of my mind lately. One of our cats recently died. more »»

Finch looks for owls

October 27, 2013 KATIE FINCH Special to the OBSERVER We met in the parking lot around 5:30 p.m. on a June evening. more »»

Seven facts about black cats

October 27, 2013 1. Some black cats carry a red color gene, causing them to appear “rusty” in the sunlight. 2. Egyptians believed they would please their cat goddess Bastet by having black cats in their homes. more »»

Doing more with less

October 20, 2013 M.L. WELLS Special to the OBSERVER Part III In the past two articles I went over soil health and depth as well as extending the growing season and interplanting. more »»

Journey into the wild

October 20, 2013 JEFF TOME Special to the OBSERVER Backpacking. Everyone has a different take on it. more »»

Spending too much on purpose

October 13, 2013 JENNIFER SCHLICK Special to the OBSERVER I have a hand-thrown salad bowl that never fails to draw compliments when I use it at dinner parties. more »»

Doing more with less

October 6, 2013 M.L. WELLS Special to the OBSERVER Part III In the past two articles I went over soil health and depth as well as extending the growing season and interplantin. more »»

Happy hobby season

October 6, 2013 SARAH HATFIELD Special to the OBSERVER Winter is hobby time. The days get shorter; the nights longer. The weather turns chilly and the desire for cozy increases. more »»

 
 

 

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