July 2015 archive

Jul 17


Going back to this article I posted in 2013, I shared information about harvesting wild berries. There are also a lot of other types of berries available for cultivation on the small farm or in a home garden. Many varieties can grow for decades and they don’t require a lot of work. Berries are a …

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Jul 16


Broccoli can be a difficult crop to grow in the home garden. The greatest challenge is the timing. If you plant too early, the plants are usually stunted by cold soil and chilly ambient temperatures. If you plant too late, the plants will start to form a head and then suddenly bolt during a hot …

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Jul 06

Out of the Blue.

Out of the Blue by Kevin Neary * It came out of the blue (1) as I drifted in and out of sleep on a train bound for Shanghai. Long ago I cast my fate to the wind (2) and nothing will ever change that (3). Spent a lifetime and traveled down the ancient highway …

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Jul 03

July 4th, 1776, A Declaration…

A motion for independence was introduced and agreed to by a majority of the colonies on July 1st, 1776, at the beginning of the Second Continental Congress. The next few days were spent revising the language and the Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4th. Artist, John Trumbull, rendition of the signing of the …

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