Entries by Mike Wade

A TRIO OF WINTER SOUPS

My Favorite Italian Winter Soups From the Kitchen of Engrid Winslow Maybe you have figured out by now that I have a long-standing love affair with all things Italian? No, well then, here I am giving you a trio of Italian winter soups. The first one hails from Emelia Romagna and the next is from […]

Elderberry Syrup in 7 Easy Steps 

Elderberry Recipe by Heather Stone   Cold and flu season is upon us and there are a host of great herbs that can help prevent us from catching a nasty bug or can help ease the symptoms if we do fall ill. Elderberries are one of them. Elderberries are an immune stimulant. They have long been used in […]

BBB Seed’s Wildflowers to Attract Butterflies and Birds

Wildflower Seeds by Heather Stone It brings great pleasure to see more birds and butterflies about the garden and we as gardeners can do a lot to attract and protect the birds and butterflies that visit our garden. These critters simply need a safe place to live and healthy food to eat. Butterflies For butterflies, […]

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin Seed Recipe by Sam Doll There are so many reasons to enjoy the month of October, but one of the truly special traditions is carving spooky jack-o-lanterns for Halloween! While making funny faces and creative carvings can be a blast, I get most excited for turning the slimy guts of the pumpkins into crispy, […]

Monarch Butterfly Migration

Butterfly Migration by BBB Seed Each fall, about this time in October, millions of Monarch butterflies begin the journey to their overwintering sites in Mexico and California. In the spring, the Monarch butterflies will then return to their breeding areas across America and as far as Eastern Canada. Four generations of monarch butterflies will be […]

Honey Bee Swarms

HONEYBEE SWARMS: CAUSE FOR CONCERN? by The Bees Waggle Swarming is a large cluster of honeybees (tens of thousands!) hanging in a ball from a surface, and it begins in the spring.  It is the reproduction of honeybee colonies. “How,”  you ask? The hive is considered a superorganism, which means all parts are uniquely necessary […]

Seed Hoarders

Saving Seeds Thank goodness that “Hoarders” TV show doesn’t ever focus on seed hoarders. Gardeners who are very tidy and organized and otherwise not people who collect or hoard things can secretly have boxes full of seed from years and years of  seed saving.  Sometimes the seeds are gifts from friends, or seeds ordered because […]