High Roasted Chicken with Green Beans, Tomatoes and Olives

I was hoping to share a recipe I’ve been wanting to try for New England maple mustard roasted chicken. That isn’t happening. It’s not because I don’t have chicken and mustard. It’s the maple syrup not anywhere to be found on my little patch of heaven.  I was hoping for enough sap from our maple tree to boil into homemade syrup. We tapped it weeks … Continue reading High Roasted Chicken with Green Beans, Tomatoes and Olives

It’s Skunk Mating Season in Ohio!

     Friend and garden guru Ron Wilsonpassed this information along: Officials with the Ohio Department of Wildlife said the active critters could stir up trouble in residential areas, particularly around pets. Striped skunks are very adaptable and can become habituated to humans and their trash, pet food and other sources of food, officials said. In particular, they love nicely manicured lawns, which tend to … Continue reading It’s Skunk Mating Season in Ohio!

Spotting Bagworms – Yes Do It Now!

Spotting Bagworms Friend and colleague, and, of course, garden expert, Ron Wilson shared this information from his site today. I don’t know about you, but we have bagworms on our spruce trees and now, thanks to Ron, I’m going out and do some scouting. Jan 30, 2020 Ever drive by a tree and say to yourself, something doesn’t look right. Many Blue Spruce,Picea pungens ‘Glauca’,are … Continue reading Spotting Bagworms – Yes Do It Now!

What Happens to Honey Bees in Winter?

Colleague and garden guru Ron Wilson, shared this information about honey bees surviving in the winter. Getting a beehive through the winter is the greatest hardship in Routt County (that’s a part of Colorado)  beekeeping, said Bill Fetcher, who keeps seven hives between the Fetcher Ranch in North Routt and his home a few miles north of Steamboat Springs. “If I were a queen bee … Continue reading What Happens to Honey Bees in Winter?

An Ancient Biblical Nut, Pistachios Star in Granola Bars and Maple Granola

I love talking to Matt Swaim each week on the Sunrise Morning Show, Sacred Heart Radio about Bible foods and herbs. Check out his blog – it never fails to give me a chuckle, while educating me, as well. Today we talked about pistachios. Here’s a bit of trivia, along with 2 of the best recipes for granola (yes, another granola, but so simple) and … Continue reading An Ancient Biblical Nut, Pistachios Star in Granola Bars and Maple Granola

Ma Wilson’s Mole Elimination Method

Oh dang, those darn moles are still so active in my yard! Big humps of soil that one can trip over… Our cat, Rain, did catch a small mole the other day, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg, so to speak. Here’s what friend and colleague, Ron Wilson, of Natorp’s and WKRC’s gardening show has to say: Forget the poison peanuts, the gopher … Continue reading Ma Wilson’s Mole Elimination Method