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Two Fer

We have been trapping garden pests for over 10 years now and I had never seen this before: They were chattering back and forth, arguing over who was at fault. Then this morning: It was definitely the one of the … Continue reading

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Consumer is King

Well, maybe only if you live in Europe. Guy Gallet, Secretary General of the Royal Belgian Association of the Chocolate, Praline, Biscuits and Sugar Confectionery Industries (Choprabisco) commented on the number of foreign firms buying Belgium Chocolate Firms said Belgian … Continue reading

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Crackers

I have been searching for an easy and flexible cracker recipe. After reviewing too many recipes to remember, I have settled on a combination or amalgamation of what works for me. 125 Grams of All-Purpose Flour 3 Tablespoons of Extra … Continue reading

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Oceanário de Lisboa

In general, I am not a big fan of aquariums but Lisbon’s changed my mind. Absolutely stunning is how I would describe the Temporary Exhibit which looks like it might be permanent given all the talent and expertise assembled to … Continue reading

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Lisbon Street Art

Walking or riding, Lisbon is attractive. They have gone well beyond graffiti to create pieces of public modern art. The fox, below, faces a main thoroughfare along the river and guards a derelict building. You can see through the window … Continue reading

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Tomato Soup

I have never met a gardener that hasn’t suffered from a sudden and curiously unexpected abundance, even a poor gardener in a bad year. This year is no different, we have had sufficient rain, plenty of sun and even hot … Continue reading

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GMO Apples Ready for Market

Okanagan Specialty Fruits has received U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Health Canada (HC) approvals to begin marketing their Artic ® brands of non-browning apples. Expect non-browning apple slices … Continue reading

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Enough is Enough

There comes a time when tolerance just isn’t acceptable. I can look the other way when the table of kids next to us breaks out their selfie sticks. I can slam on my brakes when the Smartphone Heads Down college … Continue reading

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Gardener vs. Wildlife

It was a tough garden season this year, a lack of rain coupled with an explosion in the number of local woodchuck, deer and other garden pests wrecked havoc on many in the area. Fortunately, I  installed drip irrigation a … Continue reading

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Sand Hill Cranes

We recently attended a birthday party for an old friend, even older than my brother, in Madison Wisconsin. This is a nice time of year to visit south central Wisconsin.  Abnormally, the weather wasn’t too hot or humid but they were deluged with rain this … Continue reading

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