Tag Archives: august gardening

In Praise of Farmers

“Let us never forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labor of man. When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of civilization.” Daniel Webster With so many luscious fruits and vegetables … Continue reading

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Rats, Rattles, and Voles

By Cynthia Brian “There’s a snake lurking in the grass.” Virgil 10 rattles! Diamond pattern on the skin. This was no gopher snake! I was checking my orchard on the hill agonizing over the gopher mounds when I saw the … Continue reading

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Digging Deep with Cynthia Brian: Shimmer, Shine, Sizzle, and Shoot

“Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.” James Matthew Barrie, 1860-1937, Author of Peter Pan Ah, summer at last! Pleasant days sprinkled with orange sunsets, jasmine scented balmy nights, bushels of fresh herbs, … Continue reading

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