At 3 p.m. Saturday the temperature in the town of Washington reached 93 degrees, with a heat index of 103. But that didn’t stop well over 700 visitors from flocking to the county seat for Historic Garden Week in Virginia.
Historic Garden Week tours are the perfect way to enjoy Virginia’s unique regions. The Town of Washington garden and home tour is finally upon us — this Saturday — offering a glimpse inside four grand homes with gardens.
Historic Garden Week in Virginia — dubbed “America’s Largest Open House” — will bring literally hundreds of visitors to the county seat, many seeing the historic town and the county’s attractions for the first time.
The October Homesteaders of America conference will feature demonstrations on blacksmithing, quilting, canning and preserving, wild game trapping, off grid living, solar power, gardening, holistic health, dairy animals, soaps and salves, ethical meat, bushcrafting, and much more.
Greens for you: Since 1952, the Rappahannock County Garden Club’s annual sale of holiday greenery has been raising funds for county students to attend nature camp and to help high school seniors with college tuition and other costs.
Winter is coming and the Knights of Columbus want your coats; Anna Weatherley, internationally acclaimed porcelain artist, will make a guest appearance at The Inn's Tavern Shops; bring your greens and make a wreath with the Garden Club.
Canning lessons prove, unexpectedly, to be the best gift. Rose Jacob came away with jars and jars of peaches and apples, and a special friendship. And she's been "putting up" with her husband ever since.
From Charlene James of Amissville this week, the first of what we hope to become a regular poetry feature . . .
Sometimes it seems like you wait and wait on the garden, and then, all at once, it is giving you more than you can keep up with. That’s the way ours is, anyway. Honestly, I have been eating beets about twice a…
I hope you made it through the Memorial Day weekend without any unfavorable incidents, or at least no incidents that will leave a scar.
Some notes, and news you can use, from Richard Brady's vegetable garden.
It seems we are mowing every other day, if it is dry enough. And, if we don’t, the grass gets so thick that it comes out of the mower in big, wet hunks.
With too much soil, a battalion of garlic (and the help of a miniature army), first-time gardener Charlotte Salley begins planting. Her four raised beds are still just boxes of dirt, but now the soil covers some significant hope.
It is hard to believe, but it has been over 10 years since I wrote an article for this paper called, “Wandering Aimlessly In The Woods." Needless to say, for good or for bad, I am still suffering from this…
We are thrilled here at the Child Care and Learning Center to share that the SeedMoney Grant, which Nicole Loch set up for us, has raised $425 at seedmoney.org!
Personal property forms due • ‘Give Local Piedmont’ is May 3 • Smithsonian at Little Washington • Civil War film showing • Rappahannock plant sale