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THE WAY WE WERE – July 2021

THE WAY WE WERE - July 2021

There will be a Fourth of July celebration in Andes next Monday with the usual sports and ball game between Andes and Delhi. In the evening there will be special movies and a big dance.  [Jim Andrews: Andes routinely celebrated the Fourth in a big way with parades, ball games, community picnics and “the big dance.”]

GARDEN THERAPY: NO HEDGING ON THE EDGING -July 2021

GARDEN THERAPY:  NO HEDGING ON THE EDGING -July 2021

A quick word on “shovel jumping.”  Most folks approach edging with the one-foot-on-the-shovel technique followed by the application of a forceful push or maybe even a quick stomp-like motion to force the shovel into the ground, or through the sod in the case of edging.

GARDEN THERAPY:  SPRING TREE TREATS AND TRAUMA- JUNE 2021

GARDEN THERAPY:  SPRING TREE TREATS AND TRAUMA- JUNE 2021

The real show in the wild starts when the Amelanchier and various cherries start blooming at the edges of the forest and sides of the hills

FIELD NOTES – JUNE 2021

FIELD NOTES - JUNE 2021

   Another bird which we have taken note of—or he of us—is a really beautiful male Baltimore oriole, and now that Ladybird has taken to her family duties, he has taken to hanging around, but not attacking—just apparently admiring the reflection of himsel

100 YEARS AGO – JUNE 2021

100 YEARS AGO - JUNE 2021

The burial of the late Harry Dowie was made Sabbath afternoon in the Dowie cemetery and eulogistic remarks were made by Hon. M. Linn Bruce.  [JA: Harry Dowie was the Andes native who relocated to NYC and managed a large butter distribution business.  His nephew, Alexander Shewsbury Dowie, owned the corner store which was the local butter collection center in the late 1870s and 1880s.

GARDEN THERAPY:  HELLO YELLOW — May 2021

GARDEN THERAPY:  HELLO YELLOW -- May 2021

By Mel Bellar Many gardeners who are total snobs about yellow in the garden believe that it has no place.  I am not sure why this is—but I think it might have to do with the fact that so many weedy plants are yellow. Case in point: dandelions, goldenrod, and the evil wild parsnips, for…