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Growing Green – Spring chores for the impatient gardener

April 17, 2012 in Alexandria Echo Press

The signs of spring have been seen several weeks earlier than normal this year. From the record ice out dates on our lakes to the activity of squirrels to the mosquito and tick sightings, spring just seems to be a train barreling down the track toward summer. With the onset of our early spring, come many consequences we should consider. Continue Reading

AMY KIRK: How to always be in the way when chores are under way

October 30, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Many times I’ve been told that I do a very good job at blocking a hole where cows might try to get through. I can be counted on to be standing right where they’re supposed to go. I’ve stood in every space on Kirk ground that’s known to be “in the way.” Continue Reading