Tag Archives: summer

On Labor Day and Hobbies

Work should not rule one’s life. I say that one week into the school year with a three-day weekend to run errands, take a nap, exercise, and play around with beeswax.  But I mean it.  And I’ll mean it in … Continue reading

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Why do we celebrate Labor Day anyway?

Before the early 1800’s, the United States was largely an agricultural country with an economy based on farms and farming.  People on farms and plantations worked from dawn to dusk, 12 to 14 hours a day, 7 days a week.  … Continue reading

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Not ready to call it a summer!

This is it.  Back-to-school week for teachers.  And I’m not ready. Oh, I’m “ready.”  I’ve gone to Office Depot for a boatload of supplies. I’ve paid Toyota a significant amount of money for scheduled maintenance on my car.  I have … Continue reading

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The Sport of Kings

Summer is winding down , you’ve most likely already been to the beach if you are going. Gasoline prices are so high we can’t afford too many long trips this summer anyway.  If you are looking for a Sunday afternoon … Continue reading

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Tending the herb garden, with thoughts toward school

One advantage to ignoring the garden for a while (like the entire ridiculously hot month of July) is that when you finally attack the chaos, the results are dramatic.  Getting started, though is a daunting task.  Where to begin? My … Continue reading

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A Harford County Gem

Hey, all you Harford Countians and readers of the ZONE who live in nearby areas, got another place you may not have heard about, or you may have heard about and never had the pleasure of visiting. It is your access … Continue reading

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What a Turkey!

It was 6:30, kind of a misty, foggy morning and I had  just cranked up the scooter and started the rounds of my residential complex, i.e. my apartment in Harborside.  First I opened the vertical blinds to see what was happening on … Continue reading

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Preparing for the honey harvest

Today was  an exciting day as we got the hives ready for harvest. Today’s tasks:  to put bee escapes on the honey  boxes and  put entrance reducers on the front entrance to the hives. The goals: get the bees to … Continue reading

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A Beaver, Eager to Escape

Headed for the patio again aboard my coupe-de-ville Scooter, eager to take advantage of this break in the weather, two days ago it was 103 degrees, it’s just 85 today and the humidity is down too. As I coaxed the … Continue reading

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Summertime…and the reading is easy. Sort of.

It’s mid-summer and my dilemma du jour is this–which  book to read next?  Before heading off on vacation last week, I spent hours browsing and uploading books (or at least samples of books) onto my Nook.  I didn’t really need … Continue reading

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