Remnants

June 12, 2015

I’m working on a book for History Press that will be titled Wicked Nelson County. Immersed in Kentucky and particularly Nelson County history for the last few months, and driving back and forth from Bardstown to Lexington has given me plenty of time to mull over the material and the landscapes in rural Kentucky. I […]

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Learning to Live with Wildlife

December 18, 2014

It amazes me how uninformed and squeamish we as a culture have gotten. We rent our lake home occasionally, which sits overlooking Cumberland Lake, surrounded and overhung by trees, bushes, a stream running beside it, and…let’s just call it what it is: nature. But more often than not one of the top complaints we get […]

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Growing Salad in February

February 5, 2014

Did I ever mention I’m a gardener? And after finally being able to complete the Fayette County Master Gardener Program I can even call myself a Master Gardener. So winter is hard for me. Houseplants abound, some blooming, some foliage. You know houseplants ramp up the oxygen, humidity and aesthetics wherever they live, right? But […]

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New Pets!

November 5, 2012

I’ve got over 1,000 new pets! Our dog, Ming, is paying zero attention to these new “friends” mostly because she really doesn’t realize they’re even here. These new pets are red wiggler worms. Using two rubbermaid totes, torn up black-and-white newspaper (no slick colored ads), a little finished compost from my bin (or plain old […]

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