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Updated Oct 9, 2015 at 6:29 PM

Life is different now that I only have use of one hand. A fall at a neighbor’s house has left me out of work for several weeks as permanently implanted hardware restores my right hand to full use. I am also trying to ignore the painful reminder I still have a tailbone.

Updated Oct 2, 2015 at 7:05 PM

This will not be a good honey year. The late spring that led into a wet June meant bee colonies were not able to forage for spring pollen and nectar to feed baby bees, increase bee numbers and get honey stored.

Updated Sep 25, 2015 at 7:07 PM

Thank you for your comments and emails. It's always fun to see what is on your mind and how I can help you. These are some of the latest questions:

Posted Sep 19, 2015 at 7:00 AM

Fall is a wonderful time to fire up that forlorn oven and get to baking.

Updated Sep 13, 2015 at 1:34 PM

Just as the fashion industry tries to influence pocket books with runway shows, the garden industry has its own trend-setting report.

Posted Sep 5, 2015 at 8:00 AM

When I came across the term guerrilla gardening, I thought it was most appropriate to describe gardening in Missouri. Whereas my sisters-in-law in other parts of the country have cute Mary Janes, floral cotton gloves and charming sun hats, my...

Updated Aug 28, 2015 at 5:15 PM

Earlier this spring, I joined a group of Missouri State Beekeeper Association members in Jefferson City to ask Missouri's legislature to change honey bottling laws. Granted, we started late in the 2015 legislative season and were warned we might not...

Updated Aug 21, 2015 at 5:40 PM

One of my beekeeping friends keeps track of the seasons by noting what is blooming in her garden. It is important to know because blooming flowers provide the nectar and pollen bees need to feed their brood and stash carbohydrates away for winter...

Updated Aug 14, 2015 at 7:13 PM

The following are some of the questions readers recently have asked me through phone calls and emails.

Updated Aug 7, 2015 at 6:26 PM

Tired yet of all of those cucumbers in your garden? I’m not, but then I have yet to meet a cucumber I didn’t like. Whether it’s in a salad or munched straight out of the garden, cucumbers are an interesting fruit most used in North...

Updated Jul 31, 2015 at 6:38 PM

I was up at dawn the day after the hottest day, so far, this year. In addition to not having working air conditioning on my main house floor, I was worried about my potted deck plants.

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