Herbs Preserved in Salt or Sugar

I’ve been growing herbs for many years and some of you have, too. Then there are those who began planting herbs during the pandemic, and found that these gifts from nature are easy to grow and add so much flavor to foods.  Enjoy the flavor and nutrition of herbs long after the harvest season is over by preserving them.  I’ve preserved herbs in too many … Continue reading Herbs Preserved in Salt or Sugar

Mysterious Bird Illness Ohio

From colleague Ron Wilson By: Marne Titchenell Sep 20, 2021 The following is an update on the bird illness that has been impacting certain species of songbirds across Ohio. To date, the cause of the illness is still unknown, however, the recommendation to stop feeding birds has been lifted. Why? Reports of sick or dead birds affected by the illness have slowed considerably in Ohio. … Continue reading Mysterious Bird Illness Ohio


Today Matt Swaim, Sonrise Morning Show, and I chatted about butter and its significance during Bible days. BUTTERProverbs 30:33: “As the churning of cream yields butter, and a blow to the nose causes bleeding, so anger causes quarrels.” Butter was churned by hand between two poles with a skin suspended between filled with cream. It was shaken back and forth and viola: Butter! What’s the … Continue reading NIEMAN MARCUS COOKIES

Bible Breakfast to Go

This week, Matt Swaim of Sonrise Morning Show/Sacred Heart Radio, chatted with me about what makes a good breakfast and how what we eat today compares with the Bible breakfast during Jesus’ time. Here’s some fun information: Exodus 16: When the dew evaporates in the morning, there’s the manna, ready for breakfast! John 21, when Jesus cooks fish breakfast for Peter on the beach and … Continue reading Bible Breakfast to Go

Fall Armyworms March Across Ohio

From friend and colleague, Ron Wilson Sep 3, 2021 OSU Extension county offices across the state are receiving e-mails and phone calls about Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda, family Noctuidae) causing substantial injury to turfgrass. Thus far, it appears that fall armyworm is the dominant culprit rather thanYellowstripedArmyworm (S. ornithogalli) and Common Armyworm (Mythimna convecta). Fall and yellowstriped armyworms are semi-tropical species that “fly” north each season. We … Continue reading Fall Armyworms March Across Ohio

Blackberry Cobblettes

A few years ago I planted thornless blackberry vines. We love blackberries, but boy oh boy are those thorns mean. Thus the reason for planting thornless blackberries. Anyway, those vines never did produce berries, so I dug them up and planted them on the hillside bordering our property along the East Fork River. I thought they would be good to keep the hillside stable. Well, … Continue reading Blackberry Cobblettes