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The season begins

Our vacation season has officially begun! It started last Friday with an extended weekend at the camper and we had a pretty good time, although everything didn’t go quite as…

The lure of sunshine plus a perfect day

This is a wonderful time of year – sunny and warm with multitudes of blooms all around the yard. Not so great for getting my computer work done though I…

Just more spring bits on the Tobacco

I almost called boss Mike earlier this week. I found a couple of big Morels, each more than four inches tall. They were real beauties, but too far past their…

Oh wow it is May again.

I love this time of year. Winter, with luck, is more than six months away and we have the whole summer to look forward to. It might still be a…

Looking for morels

Looking for morels

I have been out hunting – unsuccessfully – for morel mushrooms. That doesn’t mean they aren’t there. With the mostly warm sunny weather we have been having mixed with rainy…

Bits- Laundry baskets and junk drawers

All week long I have been working on research and interviews for the Spring Home and Garden articles in this week’s paper. Writing about it makes me want to do…

Bits – Spring is back again

Well I guess our brief spell of midsummer weather is over. Temperatures above 85 degrees in mid-March? I mean really! You know that was just too good to be true…

86 degrees? Somebody is playing a joke on us!

I just don’t trust this weather. After all this is mid-March in mid-Michigan isn’t it? My thermometer says it is 86.8 degrees outside right now – on March 21, only…

March in Michigan

The Old Farmer’s Almanac says March is the most changeable month. I tend to agree with that, especially in this part of Michigan, where in just the past week we…

It’s time to change those clocks again

“Spring forward” means summer is right around the corner doesn’t it? Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday morning and just nine days later on the 20th the calendar says it really…