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Bivouac Camping

Bivouac Camping

What To Do When No Room At the Inn? Basic bivouac camping gear saved our night as we drove along a rainy Ohio Interstate. We were returning to Iowa from a business trip in New Jersey. The 1000-mile trip is too far for us to make in a day so we normally plan to...

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How Do Late Blooming Flowers Help Pollinators?

How Do Late Blooming Flowers Help Pollinators?

By September our thoughts and actions turn to autumn - fall sports, raking leaves, and cozy weekend campfires. For wildlife, especially pollinators late summer and early autumn are critical times to gather nourishment for migrations or hunkering down for winter's...

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Wild Elk In Pennsylvania

Wild Elk In Pennsylvania

We were recently amazed to learn that Pennsylvania has a thriving herd of wild elk. A couple of times each year we make the long drive from our Iowa home to visit relatives in New Jersey. We traverse Pennsylvania on Interstate 80. For years we’ve been intrigued by...

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Jersey Isn’t Saskatchewan

Jersey Isn’t Saskatchewan

Travels this summer showed how varied the North American continent’s vegetation, landscape, and weather are. Most recently we have journeyed from New Jersey to Southern Saskatchewan. Vegetation and terrain could not be more different. Venturing from “Wide Open Spaces”...

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Does Okra Increase Libido?

Does Okra Increase Libido?

Curious? Well, although some websites suggest that, we don’t know. But, now that you are reading, keep on to learn the verified benefits of this unusual fruit eaten most often as a vegetable. One thing is for sure, it LOVES heat!       Okra is...

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SQUIRRELS GET THE TREES PLANTED

SQUIRRELS GET THE TREES PLANTED

Squirrels: Free Tree Planters Our neighborhood squirrels proved they are the best tree planters. An August 2020 derecho tore through Iowa pushing 140-mile-an-hour wind against trees and buildings. Trees by the hundreds of thousands tumbled to the ground. Winding...

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Lewelling Quaker Museum

Lewelling Quaker Museum

Learn about the Lewelling Quaker Home in Salem, Iowa, with its intriguing connections to Quakers west of the Mississippi, how the family overwintered fruit in the dugout cellar and transported fruit seedlings west to the Pacific Coast, and how townspeople helped people seeking freedom.

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