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Everything slows down in November

By Donald Sherbeyn What’s to be said about this time of year? The days have grown shorter and shortened still with ‘Daylight savings’, the rain has returned and the cold soon to follow. Holiday shopping and family gatherings filling the…
Fall happenings in the hive.docx

By Shaun Thomas The seasons are changing; fall is finally here! As the weather cools, you may not see as many honey bees foraging about, as their work is shifting from outdoor activity to in-hive activity. Here’s what’s happening: The…
The mower of the future is in Culpeper

  A passerby stopped and stared. Along the grass outside Gary’s Ace Hardware, a sleek, almost-Batmobile looking form glided along the grass. “I want one of those,” the bystander yelled over to Gary Walker, owner of Gary’s Ace Hardware in…
Wild Ideas: The treefrogs are calling, and I must go

Much of the spring, I have felt like a private eye specializing in divorce cases — stalking animals, camera in hand, to try to catch them in flagrante delicto. One evening last week, it was the calling of gray treefrogs…
April showers bring May flowers

May is the time to think about flower gardening. The threat of frost will be behind us by the 10th and the instant gratification of setting out plants that are already beginning to bloom just feels good.