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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 »»

A fall gardening program

September 29, 2013 The Master Gardeners of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County invite you to attend an evening gardening program open to the public, where they will present a program of timely gardening... more »»

Saving a seed

September 29, 2013 JACK PULPIT Special to the OBSERVER Summer is ending and our garden produce is almost at its peak. You may be busy with freezing, canning, drying, or just plain cooking and eating your bounty. more »»

Beautifying the world

September 29, 2013 JEFF TOME Special to the OBSERVER Many things out there that make the world a better plac. more »»

Doing more with less

September 22, 2013 M.L. WELLS Special to the OBSERVER Part II - Last week we talked about increasing the depth of our garden soil to improve yields while using less actual space in the garden. more »»

Doing more with less

September 22, 2013 M.L. WELLS Special to the OBSERVER Part II - Last week we talked about increasing the depth of our garden soil to improve yields while using less actual space in the garden. more »»

An enchanted forest

September 22, 2013 KATIE FINCH Special to the OBSERVER I saw a mouse in the kitchen the other day. Out from underneath a cookie sheet cooling on the stove popped a little furry hea. more »»

 
 

 

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