Monthly Archives: October 2014

Don’t throw away those big orange overripe cucumbers


I was raised by parents who grew up in the depression. Furthermore they are both of Scottish descent, so wasting things always bothered them and I grew up with the same values. I guess I could have rebelled but I … Continue reading

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Darn those dirty old sycamore trees


I have a large sycamore tree (Platanus occidentalis) in my yard. It’s healthy and provides needed shade for much of the year. The problem is that it sheds its leaves much like my old tomcat sheds his fur, a little … Continue reading

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