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Author's note: Nothing much has changed since this column first appeared in the Clarion on Aug. 25, 2006.

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 4:05pm

BRISTOL, Va. - A winter wonderland of up to 9 inches of snow blankets Blair Bullock's Meadow Drive yard recently - even though official records reflect no measurable precipitation in the region.

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 4:05pm

Good gardens start from the ground up, but to be a good soil steward you have to understand some basic terminology.

Thu, 01/07/2016 - 4:05pm

By Almost universally, Alaskans share a "sense of place.

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 5:27pm

This is about the jig and jigging - not the lively dance with the leaping moves, but the artificial bait that's jerked up and falls down to attract and hook fish. I first saw jigs as a young boy, watching my dad make and fish with them.

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 5:27pm

Page through any of the freshly arrived seed catalogs and you'll note the words "new" and "improved" splashed across many of the tomato varieties available to home gardeners for 2016.

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 5:27pm

On this Christmas Eve, most of us have an ornamented tree of one sort or another in our house, a tradition that goes back at least to the 1500s in Europe and one that was firmly established in most U.S. households by 1920.

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 11:32pm

Author's note: This column previously appeared in the Clarion on Aug. 1, 2003. I've edited it slightly for brevity. Merry Christmas! - LP On July 19, in a cove 19 miles out of Whittier in Prince William Sound, the weather was nasty.

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 11:32pm

ALFALFA, Ore. - The ranch is a flurry of activity, and Rachael Scdoris is at the center of it.

Wed, 12/23/2015 - 11:32pm

Have you ever stayed at a Kenai National Wildlife Refuge cabin enjoying the beauty and peace of nature? Or browsed the historic Elwell and Andrew Berg Cabins at the Refuge Visitor Center Complex? Do you ever wonder how these cabins came to be? Well, these recreation and historical education cabins a...

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 6:16pm


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