For Denise Johnston, it started at the county fair. As a child, she’d make a “beeline” to the hive observation frame in the agriculture building, where she would become mesmerized by the bees’ activity. Then, about ten years ago, she met Bob Engle, the man behind the hives, at an antique tractor show.
He asked if she was interested in a class he was teaching. Johnston signed on to a series of five 3-hour classes detailing how to start your own hives. After attending all 15 hours, she ordered her first batch of bees. Now Johnston is secretary/treasurer/newsletter editor of the Northwest Indiana Beekeepers Association, sells her own honey and teaches classes. (nwibeekeepers.com)
It helps to go out and look at your garden every day. After a Saturday morning spent hacking out purple violets with the ...
The age of exploration isn’t over. The hunt continues for new and better plants continues.
It’s probably been more than four years since a wild shade-loving tulip made its surprising appearance in a shady, grassy bed in
“Hey, Gerry.” “ Morning, Al.” “ Where’s Carey?” “ They moved him to the front this morning.” “ No kidding. Think we’re next?
“And good English has went.” That’s how it was. At least that’s how I remember it. I am, unfortunately, old enough to have ...