Twenty ways to observe National Wildflower Week
The first week of May is recognized as Wildflower Week, and with good reason. The snow has finally started to disappear for good in northern
Growing African violets
You’ve probably seen African violets with their neat rosettes of fuzzy leaves and clusters of purple flowers. Native to Africa, the species were discovered in
New Year’s resolution planning
Something about taking down the old calendar and hanging up a new one fills us with so much hope. Moving from 2022 into 2023 is
Tax help for the rural folks
We’re nearing the end of January, and that means that tax season is quickly approaching.
Living the country culture: Dan Sullivan
The village of Richfield Springs in Otsego County, NY, has a population of about a 1,000 people. The borough of Brooklyn has about 2.6 million.
Making your own maple syrup
Nothing beats real maple syrup when it comes to flavor.
Seed catalog season
Another viewpoint: The mailbox is filled with flower seed, bulb and plant catalogs. Joan spends hours poring through them,
The arrival of the seed and plant catalogs is like a glimpse of spring in the midst of winter.
Family traditions are a funny thing
Traditions are a funny thing. You grow up in a world full of traditions – at home, in school, at church and in your community.
Choosing the best horse
When I was just three years old, I received the best birthday gift a little girl could dream of – a beautiful palomino Shetland pony