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Green Spaces in Rural Places

The cooler weather we had last week means it's officially 'worry about frost' season. This is the time of year I start thinking about dragging out the old truck tarps, blankets, and frost cloths....

 

Green Spaces in Rural Places

We finished our wheat harvest on Sept. 2. Now I have time to catch up on my garden chores, if only the weather and my body cooperate. While I'm much recovered from my boute with pneumonia, I haven't y...

 

Green Spaces in Rural Places

I grew up as a military dependent, known to many as a brat. We brats embrace the term, not as a slur, but as a mark of distinction. We recognize in each other a shared lifestyle, foreign to most...

 

Green Spaces in Rural Places

Last week I talked about harvest interfering with my gardening. On top of that, I managed to catch pneumonia, which I know nobody wants to hear about. Even medical professionals only listen to one's...

 

Green Spaces in Rural Places:

This is the time of year my garden gets short shrift. Every year I know it's coming, and every year I still put in a large garden. Every year I swear I'm not going to do so much, but then spring happe...

 

Green Spaces in Rural Places:

Many years ago, Dennis and I moved up north to become farmers with his parents. Before that, we were both employed at the former Glasgow Air Force base, long before it became St Marie. We didn't have...

 

Green Spaces in Rural Places:

Many plants can be successfully grown in containers. Greenhouses do a thriving business selling both flowers and vegetables specifically for pots. The advantage is versatility. Flowers may bloom on yo...

 

Green Spaces in Rural Places:

This week I thought I'd write about flowers. But this morning, just before 4 a.m., I was awakened by the winds and some thunder. The windows were open, bringing in the cool air, and I got up to close...

 

Green Spaces in Rural Places:

It's raspberry season! I always look forward to the first delectable berries from my garden. Every time I head out there to work, I'll be checking on the progress of the canes. Early in the spring...

 

Windows 10: To Update or Not to Update?

On July 29, Microsoft will be releasing Windows 10 (wait, didn’t Windows 8 just come out and now they’re already releasing another one? Yes . . .yes, they are). For users of Windows 7 and Windows 8, this upgrade will be free for the first year...

 

Green Spaces in Rural Places:

My garden is bordered on the north and west by our shelterbelts. We have planted lilacs to the east as a living fence and to allow me to labor in the garden sheltered from view. We aren't far from...

 

Nashua Porcupines Coach Remembered

Loren John "Larry" O'Connor was born in New York City on February 12, 1911; he was later nick-named Larry and was known by that name most of his life. Records indicate that hewas baptized as "John...

 
 By Mary Honrud    Lifestyles    July 1, 2015

Green Spaces in Rural Places

How does it grow, my garden? Certainly not with silver bells, nor cockleshells, which are actually a type of mollusk not found up here on the prairies of Northeastern Montana. I might speak sometime...

 

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