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Acting Like a Squirrel

Posted by on Oct 22, 2019 in fall, seeds, Unmowed Blog, wildlife | 0 comments

Acting Like a Squirrel

I’m taking on the role of squirrel. Every time I take a walk, I put a few walnuts, or acorns, or wild sour apples in my pocket, and I toss them into the hedgerows and trailsides. Will future generations of bluejays, wild turkeys, and chipmunks feast on the apples and acorns I plant today?

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Chicory: Beautiful Blue Coffee Substitute

Posted by on Oct 20, 2019 in Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Chicory: Beautiful Blue Coffee Substitute

When you take a moment to look at chicory up close, this common roadside weed is a symphony in blue.

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The Shelves of Time

Posted by on Oct 18, 2019 in Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

The Shelves of Time

Whether the book is fact, mystery, or poetry, it goes in its appropriate place on the time line. Fiction and nonfiction rubbing shoulders through the long shelves of time.

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Best Wishes of the Season

Posted by on Oct 15, 2019 in Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Best Wishes of the Season

It’s almost time for my favorite holiday! I can’t wait till October 31 for the spooky season to begin. I’m starting now. If we have to have a holiday that lasts for weeks and weeks, why can’t it be Halloween? Halloween carols, Halloween cards…but please god no shopping for Halloween presents.

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Robert Louis Stevenson: Vailima

Posted by on Oct 12, 2019 in Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Robert Louis Stevenson: Vailima

Robert Louis Stevenson took one look at the sun-drenched South Pacific island of Samoa, and knew he had come home. The famous author lived there at his home, called Vailima, for the rest of his short life.

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Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Real Little House

Posted by on Jun 28, 2019 in Unmowed Blog | 2 comments

Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Real Little House

It’s a long drive to Independence, Kansas, across the flat prairie. But what’s a few hours in an air-conditioned car? It took Laura Ingalls Wilder a lot longer to make the journey in a covered wagon.

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