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READER COMMENTSBox Elder BugsI was plagued with box elder bugs until I figured out they were coming in through cracks in my sunroom's foundation. There would be hundreds in there, too many to vacuum … more
I really enjoy the beginning of a new year. It's always brimming with hope and optimism, as well as endless lists of resolutions we swear we're going to attack but only work toward for a few days at … more
This was a good gardening year for me. Although we had some rainy times, and some hot, dry times, overall the weather was conducive to good plant growth. As usual, I tried a number of new things. … more
The winter months can be a bit depressing for me. As a gardener there is very little to do, and my supply of colorful flowers indoors is limited. I combat this by buying cut flowers, and better yet, … more
There is still time to gift someone a bird feeder, seed and a shepherd's hook or other mounting system, especially if the recipient is home-bound or in a nursing home. Of course, that is, if an … more
Q: How will climate change with warmer winters affect bears' pregnancies if they do not hibernate? Aren't the young born before mama leaves the den in the spring?— Norma, PittsfieldA: You are … more
As I contemplate the task of plowing the driveway, I find it hard to see anything appealing in the previous night's snowfall. Certainly, the idea of a white Christmas was a lot more appealing when I … more
This is a time of year when little is happening in the garden. Weeds either have been pulled, or won't be — until next spring. I've cut back most flowers, both perennial and annual. The ground … more
MONTPELIER — With winter weather now taking hold, Vermonters are readying their bird feeders. But before residents put up their avian offerings, Vermont Fish & Wildlife recommends a review … more
I had a banner year for root crops this year, and storage is a problem. For the past few years I had been storing root crops in a spare fridge, or in an old 25-gallon crock with a plywood lid in my … more
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