Sunday, August 28, 2016
flag and microphones

If politics won't fix growing public problems -- crumbling roads, worsening schools, widening income gaps -- people will find other ways, oftentimes violent, they believe will fix them.
raindrops on leaf

I never once thought I would see it, nor say it, but after weeks on end without rain, there is reason to celebrate.
Corn during drought 2012

Spotty rains are not erasing the drought areas on the maps, and worried farmers say that the country may be having a big crop, but it is not happening in their backyard.
ugly food

Consumers are slowly becoming more willing to buy "ugly fruit," which are seconds or cull produce. And retailers are jumping on the bandwagon, says Editor Susan Crowell in her commentary.
herb collage

Drying, freezing and creating herb infused oils are 3 preservation methods that stock your kitchen cupboard with a taste of summer for dishes year-round, and also make great gifts from the garden.

Farnsworth strikes again! This latest wooden contraption is a mystery to all of us. Anyone know how it was used?
alfalfa field

Late summer is an excellent time to establish alfalfa, but seeding may be challenging with recent dry weather conditions.
remodeling a bathroom

Sometimes your home improvement project just takes a little encouraging, and persistence.
Angus cattle grazing

Basic pasture management principles are as important, if not more so, during periods of dry weather.
man reading

A summer vacation is a great time to relax in a hammock or beach chair with a good book. Here are some titles that should appeal to a variety of curious naturalists.
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