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Walking through a Stoneyard

Some sights from my half day walk through David Hochstetler’s layout a few days ago. New sandstone, old sandstone. Rescued sandstone curbing and walkways. Gate post galore. Great old troughs, and more. Creative Touch Landscape Supply is located on Kidron rd. Just north of Kidron, Ohio. Or just south of Ohio SR30. If you stop […]

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Sudan on the Bucket list

  “To glimpse these Egyptian deities, portrayed so clearly in the grave of a man who died in 653BC, is an utter privilege – but, without context, also misleading. For El Kurru lies not in Egypt, but in Sudan – 275 miles north of the capital Khartoum. Strange? Perhaps. Or perhaps not. Because the realm […]

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Call off the Bee-pocalypse

From the Washington Post. Seems like we are more in danger now of losing bee-keepers than bees-maybe. Another story of how a free-market economy is the driving engine to successful farming. You’ve heard the news about honeybees. “Beepocalypse,” they’ve called it. Beemageddon. America’s honeybees are dying, putting honey production and $15 billion worth of pollinated […]

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Rules to Write By or ignore

Duane Kelly; playwright, author, produce, etc has posted rules to write by from 4 rather well known authors, including my favorite Elmore Leonard. Some really good stuff here. The link to his page and entire post are at the bottom of this entry. Thanks for the info Duane. Eight rules from Kurt Vonnegut 1. Use the […]

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Bloody Ivory

The real criminals are those “people” in the Asian market who somehow think they “need” ivory , , , the article c&p below Bloody Ivory An unsustainable four elephants are killed in Africa every hour for the ivory in their tusks. But while impoverished locals are enlisted to pull the triggers, it is highly organised […]

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Herbs: 10 Favorites for Ohio – Our Ohio

Lavender Known as “the queen of herbs,” lavender was Knapke’s research plant for her master’s thesis. She recommends planting this fragrant herb on a slope to encourage good drainage. Her favorite varieties include Hidcote, Blue Cushion, Munstead, Provence and the newer compact variety Lavance Purple. Rosemary Knapke said this culinary herb darling requires some extra […]

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