Essay — Lizards and snakes, oh my!

The hummers are gone for the winter. Fortunately, less flighty inhabitants of Carpenter Country are still here.

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Essay — In the weeds

We’re deep in the weeds in Carpenter Country this week.

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Top Drawer News — The First Amaryllis

Spring has arrived in Carpenter Country, and here’s the proof. And I think, if you listen closely In the sweet glad days of spring, With the song of the brook, the breeze, and the birds, You can hear the flowers

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Essay — Rain

It’s raining, it’s pouring, and I’m smiling because this week I won’t have to water my plants. Without any additional help from me, Carpenter Country is green, thriving, and alive with color. Crepe myrtles, knockout roses, marigolds, begonias, and painted ladies vie for

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Essay — Weather Forecasting

I’m almost convinced meteorologists should leave weather forecasting to the bluebirds. But before I go on, I ought to explain that statement. In Carpenter Country, we have two birdhouses, and for years, the bluebirds have followed the same routine. In spring, for

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