Monthly Archives: March 2015


In the past people used “signs” to tell them when to plant garden and farm crops, and I have kin that still hold to them. One form involved using the 12 astrological signs of the Zodiac, such as Virgo or … Continue reading

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Why Easter Sunday Moves Around

As you know, Easter Sunday moves around on the calendar. I knew it had something to do with astronomy, so I did some research to try and figure out the how and the why. My findings were complicated, but here … Continue reading

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Easy on the Mulch

Mulching around trees offers several benefits, including soil moisture retention, reduced weeding and grass control, and keeping yard equipment a safe distance away from the plants. Shredded bark is a popular mulch to use, which does require periodic touch up … Continue reading

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Mourning Dove

The mourning dove (Zenaidura macroura) is truly an All-American bird and can be found from coast to coast. It is brownish-gray in color, and around 1 foot in length with a wingspread of 20 inches. The dove has a long, … Continue reading

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