Old Technology; Is Newer Necessarily Better?

Departing from the usual for one post to advocate an unconventional method to mow lawn — the old-style, non-motorized reel mower. I got one of these mowers for the first time about four years ago, and was surprised at how well it worked. Since then, I’ve used this type of mower a lot; the images …

Useful Knowledge

The previous posts have information that may be interesting, but is not exactly critical stuff to know. This post attempts to correct that by providing info that is at least somewhat useful. A Highly Noxious Plant Western Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii) Poison Ivy is recognized by groupings of three oval pointed leaves, its woody stems, …

Early June Wildflowers

Walking dogs once or twice daily, you notice that there is a huge variety of flowering plants along the roadsides in the Minnesota lake country.  Also, as the spring and summer goes on there is a procession to the flowering, from one type of wildflower to another.  All very interesting, but up until this year …