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An iridescent blue orchard mason bee (Photo by Brian Buckner Photography)

The Top 10 Ways to Make Your Community Bee-Loved (Mason Bees, Part 3)

Editor’s note: Now that we know the benefits of mason bees, here’s what we can do to make West Sound bee-friendly. This is an excerpt from “Mason Bee Revolution: How the Hardest Working Bee Can Save the World One Backyard at a Time,” … read more


Made from Scratch Life

Making Your Own (Simple) Household Cleaners from Scratch

Many of today’s cleaning products, from what we use to clean our homes to our bodies, contain dangerous chemicals. We shouldn’t have to worry about what we’re using to clean things as much as the items we’re cleaning. The pioneers didn’t have aisles … read more


Young apples are protected with nylon footies from apple maggot and coddling moth.

Protecting Your Harvest from Wildlife in Your Backyard

Gardening for wildlife is a satisfying focus for a gardener, knowing that your efforts benefit not only the human caretakers of a landscape, but provide habitat and nourishment for many creatures. What is better than seeing a hummingbird pushing upward on every fuchsia … read more


Homemade strawberry sorbet
In the Market Now

Make the Most of the Strawberry Season

One of the benefits of eating local is being able to access produce at its very freshest, finest peak. Glistening like giant rubies and tasting like sweet bursts of fruity goodness, strawberries herald the season of summer fruits. The earliest local fruit crop … read more

Get The Dirt

Get The Dirt — On Home Gardening

Pruning, Mulching, Cleaning • Farmers Markets • Lawns...

May and June are perfect months to get out into the garden. It’s not too hot and not too cold, and just right for gardening. Pruning, Mulching and Cleaning Up If you planted tulip and daffodil bulbs last winter, be sure to let … read more


Kingston Ale House

The Old is New Again in Kingston: Ale House is Coming Back

The Ale House in Kingston is coming back! There’s an underlying buzz in the town, a buzz felt even across the water. That spot in Kingston belongs to more than the locals. Memories of friendly dinners, the food, the sense that you are … read more


Rhubarb custard tarts fresh from the oven
In the Market Now


Unfurling its lush, ruffled leaves while strong stalks blush to a deep pink, rhubarb calls us to savor the strong, tart, acidic taste of a healthy spring tonic. Technically rhubarb is a vegetable, but because it is typically combined with sugar and eaten … read more

Friends for life

A Spa for Your Wild Soul

A chance meeting more than a decade ago was the unlikely beginning of a relationship that today builds confidence and begins transformation for women in an unlikely way. A Spa for Your Wild Soul, women’s kayak journeys, is the creation of Spring Courtright … read more

Scalloped potatoes topped with cheese, hot from the microwave and ready to serve!

Classic Comfort in Scalloped Potatoes

One of the most warming, comforting and filling foods on a cold, blustery day is a bubbling, aromatic dish of scalloped potatoes fresh from the oven. An old-fashioned comfort food that everyone enjoys, a casserole of scalloped potatoes is inexpensive and uncomplicated to … read more

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