Well-managed turf care means more than simply firing up your lawn mower and buzzing around the yard.
There's cutting at the right height, irrigating with the correct amount of water and fertilizing at the appropriate time, among other things.
New twists on fish and shrimp
It happens now and then, and a few days ago, it happened again. I was overwhelmed by an urge to eat fish tacos.
Sadly, all the fish that had wintered in our freezer had been eaten.
Author's note: My favorite outdoor writer/humorist, Ed Zern (1910-1994), left a legacy of ridiculous and hilarious stories. His ghost sometimes visits me, causing me to write something like what follows.
NEW YORK - "Ian, Ian, Ian," squeals 8-year-old Anna as she spots her friend across a pool in the South Bronx. She splashes with excitement until he gingerly joins her in the water.
Five years ago, Anna wouldn't even utter "Mama.