| Sep 2, 2009
In the rolling fields of Rose's Berry Farm in South Glastonbury recently, customers swarmed the rows of blueberry bushes, heavy with fruit, filling buckets to the brim.
Waiting in a clearing for a ride back to the parking lot, Raymond Fecteau lugged...
| Mar 30, 2006
| 3:00 PM
We sure don't like our wrinkles! After the on anti-aging goos, readers want to join the conversation. Thanks for your suggestions on other things to try (or reject). In the interest of all of us who want to remain young, here you go: Anna Gunter Kaplan,...
| Sep 18, 2008
The secret to a fall color paddling trip is flexibility and preparation.
Flexibility, because you have to be ready to drop everything for a perfect day. Which, for a fall canoe trip, means a day at the peak of the color season but unseasonably warm and...
| Jun 22, 2007
Right around Memorial Day, millions of cicadas descended on northeast Illinois in earnest, buzzing into open car windows, hitching rides through kitchen doorways, swooping into runners' mouths and generally flying all over the place like drunken...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 8:40 AM
The Berenstain Bears, author Mike Berenstain is quick to admit, are late adopters.
Brother Bear and Sister Bear are more likely to play a game of hopscotch than Angry Birds. And tweeting doesn't appear to have arrived in Bear Country as of yet.
| Jun 17, 2011
| 11:51 AM
On my desk, books stacked as tall as a bantam rooster celebrate backyard chicken coops in suburbia, rooftop gardens in Queens and a dairy farm on Washington state's Vashon Island. They're filled with photos of people caressing bunnies, nuzzling horses,...
| May 7, 2010
Did you know that a cockroach can live for a week without its head? That an ant can lift 20 times its weight? That the termite queen can rule her colony for 15 to 20 years?
Sally Quick knows this stuff and more. As an Orkin Pest Control (orkin.com) route...
| Jun 19, 2012
First lady Michelle Obama has adopted healthy eating and fighting childhood obesity among her pet causes. Her first book, "American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America" (Crown), tells of her experiences planting...
| Mar 18, 2001
The poor saguaro. Who knew the cactus had it so tough?
Tiny seeds, like 4,000 specks of black sand, fill the plant's red fruit, yet it's lucky if just one produces a mature plant. Even then the process is torturous. After a year, the seedling may be only...
| Sep 22, 2011
It doesn't matter whether you were born in Brooklyn or Borneo — if you're Jewish you'll probably include honey on your shopping list for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, which begins on the evening of Sept. 28. Like most Jewish holidays, Rosh...
| Jul 3, 2010
The buzz about bees has been bountiful since, geez, the dawn of civilization. Or at least ever since the first striped critter buzzed by any sort of prehistoric thinker.
In ancient times, prevailing wisdom had it that bees were the only creatures who...
| Nov 15, 2007
Don't go into the light. That seems to be the agreed-upon advice from people who make it back down from the heavens after a near-death experience.
Someday, we'll all go into that light -- sorry, but it's true, at least metaphorically -- but very few...