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The Aroma of Spring

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Can you smell it? Spring is in the air. I don’t mean the aroma of flowers or rain or anything most people find remotely pleasant. It’s actually the first trace of skunk that makes me happy. Their stirring from winter dens is proof the ground is warming, creeping toward the next season. This boldly marked […]

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Let it Rain!

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Like many others over the last several weeks, I have kept my eyes to the sky for any evidence of that big yellow ball known as the sun. Unfortunately, we’re more likely to need an umbrella than sunglasses in our daily travels this winter. There is hope, though! Instead of succumbing to dreary winter doldrums, consider […]

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Red wiggler worms in the vermicomposting bin.

The Midas Touch

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As the old saying goes, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” If there is one animal that truly puts this saying into action, it’s worms. These little creatures are nature’s version of the Greek myth of King Midas, who was said to be able to turn objects into gold just by touching them. Now, […]

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