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Historic Garden Week showcases Rappahannock homes

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.
Homesteading conference coming to Fauquier

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.
Washington column for Oct. 20

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.
A jarring experience ends well

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.
Clark Hollow Ramblings: News from the garden

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…
Poppy Talk: Ground maneuvers

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.
Still wandering aimlessly

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…
The Rapp for April 28

Personal property forms due • ‘Give Local Piedmont’ is May 3 • Smithsonian at Little Washington • Civil War film showing • Rappahannock plant sale
Poppy Talk: From city streets to a country garden

Charlotte Salley, 24, is tending her very first vegetable garden and fully expects to harvest cornucopias of the county’s best produce in the coming months. This is the first of an occasional column tracking the progress of this first-time gardener…