THE DIRT Thwarted plans
I had such big plans. Well, ok, not big. But firmly cemented in my mind.
I have such a huge list of garden chores to be completed in the next two weeks, that I figured I'd better not wait to start un... Posted on 5/16/13 at 3:46 PM
CHICZ MAGAZINE Don’t forget the fridge when spring cleaning
By Jessica Peterson
The days of spring cleaning are upon us. After vacuuming out your vehicle and deep cleaning the house, pay your refrigerator some much needed attention as well.
If your grocer has... Posted on 4/16/13 at 4:47 PM
STAFF BLOG COMPASS POINTS What a difference a year makes
The temperature hovered near 0 degrees Tuesday morning, and I couldnt help but think back on what Id been doing a year to the day earlier.
On March 26, 2012, two friends and I launched my boat at the... Posted on 3/28/13 at 3:15 PM
STAFF BLOG ASTROBOB Wake up to spring tomorrow and see the space station
After shoveling another 8 inches of snow after a winter of white, the banks along my walkway are now nearly at eye level. If there's a lawn under there, I'm gonna need a team of archaeologists to fi... Posted on 3/19/13 at 2:15 PM
Under all that snow and ice, Mother Nature is patiently waiting to sprout green grass and nourish delicate spring flowers.
Believe it or not, spring is on the way.
In the meantime, here’s a little hope. Spring has already sprung at local greenhouses.
The signs of spring have been seen several weeks earlier than normal this year. From the record ice out dates on our lakes to the activity of squirrels to the mosquito and tick sightings, spring just seems to be a train barreling down the track toward summer. With the onset of our early spring, come many consequences we should consider.
Robin Trott, U of M Extension educator
, April 18, 2012
Four adults lined both sides of the island in my kitchen on a recent Sunday afternoon. Picking and choosing from an array of brightly colored fresh vegetables to include in roll-ups, we looked like young children involved in a pre-school food project, tasting, laughing and chatting as we worked. Or played.
The return of brown lawns, robins, bluebirds, 60-degree temperatures and the Echo Press Ice Out Contest.
When will the ice melt off Lake L’Homme Dieu?
Readers are invited to send their best guess to the newspaper.
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