Video: Four Fish We’re Overeating

If you’ve ever stood at the fish counter in the grocery store or the seafood market wondering what to take home dinner, has it ever occurred to you where these fish come from and how they keep. . .

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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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