Saturday, July 30, 2016

The word "lasagna" brings mouth-watering thoughts of baked pasta noodles layered in tomato sauce, fresh garlic, meat, and melted cheese. But in the world of gardening and composting, "lasagna gardening" is far from tasty. It gets its name from the layers created on Mother Nature's giant sheet pan.

Previously, I was pretty sure that Mr. Wonderful was my Knight in Shining Armor. I know in my heart he'd give up a kidney if I needed one. Then I asked if I could have a wee bit of parking space in his garage and all bets were off.

No harvested grain fields, no crummy weather, and even worse, no ducks. Yeh, I know, we should have called first.

About a year ago, when I heard Hollywood was making a movie of Mark Obmascik s 2004 book, The Big Year: A Tale of...

How Old Are You?Did you ever wonder why we always ask the question, "How old are you?" I guess it is because we never...

Remember when you expected to harvest up to Thanksgiving? Part of the problem with crop progress is perspective. We have gotten used to early planting, fast dry-down, and big planting and harvesting equipment.

The opportunity is there for the future of agriculture. Just open the refrigerator.

It is no news to anyone reading this that the farmers of Ohio are fighting for their crops and their livelihoods. The hardy farmers of northeast Ohio got parts of two days this weekend to run beans on squishy ground.

Mother Nature has already dismantled her art gallery and set the stage for her annual striptease. The performance is usually accompanied by wind music,...

What were you doing 50 years ago? Our fathers and grandfathers, and maybe even we ourselves, were settling down after supper with the October issue of Farm Journal to find out what was going on.
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