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What’s all the fuss about chickens?

My brother Mark and his wife Kim raise chickens in their yard in Whitney Point, N.Y. They’ve got quite the nature preserve with a full garden and golden eagles sweeping down in the lake behind their house. Mark has shown up with cartons of fresh eggs, telling me that I didn’t know what I was [...]

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Teach a child to garden and you both will blossom

I grew up in a world of houseplants. If there was a windowsill, you can be sure there was a plant in front of it, thanks to my mom. One was a rare night blooming cereus. Mom waited for a couple of years for it to bloom just for one night. Amazing. Her magic extended to [...]

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