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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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Summer Solstice: Coming To A Sky Near You

Posted by on Jun 21, 2019 in Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Summer Solstice: Coming To A Sky Near You

A holiday for everyone, all welcome, no religion necessary. It’s just about the planet we all live on, tilting to and fro on its long journey around the sun.

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Is A Tomato A Fruit or a Vegetable?

Posted by on Mar 23, 2019 in Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Is A Tomato A Fruit or a Vegetable?

A hotly debated question: what, in fact, is a tomato? A sweet fruit or a savory vegetable? The answer depends on whether you’re a botanist or a chef.

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Edgar Allan Poe: A Cottage in the Woods

Posted by on Mar 12, 2019 in Unmowed Authors, Unmowed Blog | 2 comments

Edgar Allan Poe: A Cottage in the Woods

It wasn’t exactly a romantic Kingdom by the Sea, but it was in this quiet cottage that Edgar Allan Poe wrote one of his greatest poems.

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What To Do With An Old Christmas Tree

Posted by on Jan 5, 2019 in edible, Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

What To Do With An Old Christmas Tree

Balsam fir tea soothes the sinuses, opens the nasal passages, and evokes the depths of the wild forest in your stressed-out soul.

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Deck The Halls: A Field Guide

Posted by on Dec 16, 2018 in Unmowed Blog | 1 comment

Deck The Halls: A Field Guide

One of the remarkable things about December, whether you celebrate Christmas or not, is that almost everywhere you go, there are evergreens draped all over things. The more urban the setting, the more greenery. Shopping malls suddenly resemble forests. I found plenty of foliage today at the grocery store. And the botanist in me always glances at the evergreen decor with an eye to identification. Now evergreen isn’t a type of plant, it’s a lifestyle. There are evergreen ferns, oaks, and mosses. It just means they keep some (but not all) of their leaves green all year long. (Needles are...

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