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Summer officially begins

Our mild winter seems to have led right into a hot summer as the season officially begins its first full day on Thursday morning. According to the calendar, Summer just…

A Tribute to Squeek

A Tribute to Squeek

We lost a member of the family this week. She was just a little mutt. We got her from S.A.F.E. late in 1990. About four months old, she was found…

In spite of everything, we are lucky to live here

Every week, I look for something to write about for this column. It doesn’t always come easy. There are times I just sit here and stare at the computer screen…

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…