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Growing Wisdom
Local farms are creating new ways to be sustainable
Mon, 20 Jul 2015 12:30:44

When I was about 10 years old, I ended up moving a bunch of frogs from a pond near my house to another pond, because the first pond was being destroyed to make room for new houses. This was all prior to the protection of wetlands we hav...


How to start seeds and transplant them into larger containers
Sun, 21 Jun 2015 08:08:14

Starting your own plants from seed is a very rewarding experience. The idea you can put a seed in some soil, get it to germinate, grow and then put it in the ground is still amazing to me after decades of doing this.

Some seeds ...


Composting is a great way to make your own soil
Sat, 13 Jun 2015 15:40:48

Home gardening has really become a bigger and bigger part of many people’s lives over the past decade. Part of this trend is the desire to grow one’s own food. The graphic below from the National Gardening Association gives us a good i...


Weather Wisdom
Widespread hailstorm hits southern New England. Here's how hail forms
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 18:56:02

This afternoon and early evening I saw one of the larger outbreaks of hail I have seen in southern New England. The reports just kept coming in with more and more pictures of people holding hail. Some of the hail was quite large.


Warm and humid with some additional storms this afternoon
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 08:30:10

Severe weather rumbled through much of southeastern Massachusetts and parts of Rhode Island this morning, including Providence, Cranston and Barrington. As I write this any damage from these storms is still coming in, and it does look n...


40 years later, all-time hottest day in New England still stands
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 07:41:34

August 2nd is special in meteorological history because it’s the day all of New England sweltered in what is still the hottest day ever recorded. On this date, back in 1975, I was a camper at an overnight camp on the Belgrade lake...


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