My Southern Godmother’s Old Fashioned Recipe


Even if you’re not a regular bourbon drinker, Betty’s recipe is mighty tasty.
Photo via bulleit.com

It’s not a raspberry martini or a red-current champagne spritzer—and it certainly isn’t pink wine—but it’s red in color and, as far as we’re concerned, that makes an Old Fashioned the perfect. . .

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Open Water: 5 Tips for Maintaining a Winter Bird Bath

Written by: Debra Carr Brox


A winter birdbath adds color to a sometimes drab landscape in your yard.
Photos by Debra Carr Brox

Ralph Waldo Emerson described the winter song of the chickadee as “a silver tinkling on a frosty morning.” Though many of us think of the warmer months as the time when we can observe. . .

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In Defense of Feeders


You can ensure your birds get the food you left for them with a squirrel-resistant bird feeder.
Photovia orvis.com

I love to hunt game birds in the fall, but I enjoy feeding songbirds almost as much (not quite, but almost). There are few things quite as serene as a quiet snowy morning and a bird feeder. . .

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Skipping Stones on a Frozen Pond


Left to right: Nicholas, Abby, Lucinda, and Dean let their stones fly.
Photo and video by Larry Basso

Each year, we welcome the advent of winter with a hike before the snow blankets our favorite trails. Blessed to live in the Southern Berkshires—within easy access to so much of the. . .

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2016 Resolution—Be More Adventurous!

Each January, we hope for a new beginning. Most commonly, we resolve to better ourselves—to lose weight, spend less, save more, give back to our communities, keep in touch with. . .

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