Monthly Archives: May 2019

Dill is a useful herb, but many people struggle to grow it


Everyone has eaten dill pickles, by themselves or in salads or sandwiches. Some love them and some may not, but dill (Anethum graveolens) is a spice often overlooked. Many folks try to grow it in their herb gardens with varied … Continue reading

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Remembering a past Mother’s Day


My father passed away last June, so this is my mom’s first Mother’s Day without him. I know it will be difficult for her. They were married for nearly 64 years. When I was a kid, Mother’s Day usually signaled … Continue reading

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All pollen is not created equal


  I took a relaxing boat ride on the Perquimans river recently and noticed copious amounts of tree pollen floating on the water. I suspect much of it was from bald cypress trees since most loblolly and longleaf pine pollen … Continue reading

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