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A letter from a Thistle

I submitted this letter about a month ago to our local paper, but they told me it’s too long for print. (Fair enough.) I wrote “A letter from a thistle” as a passionate plea for peace after reading “How to…

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Summer Update from the Homestead

Alas – summer in the Colorado Rockies is such a quick, brilliant burst of color and foliage, and a whirlwind of harvesting, weeding, gardening, and taking in as much sunshine as you can. Last week my household got up at…

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Calling all thistles!

“What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson (quote extracted from this Mother Earth News article) In a July 2 article “Top myths about noxious weeds” Irene Shonle (the Gilpin County Director…

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In Defense of the Weeds!

Ouch! You don’t have to pull so hard…Oh no! Not my beautiful blossoms…You’re not just going to throw that away, are you? Roots and all? If only we could hear our weeds speaking to us, they might sway our opinion…

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