Decorative, fragrant herbs are ‘plants with a purpose’ that are useful as condiments, medicine, tonics and insect deterrents. Every serious garden should have some Photo by Picture Seeker on UnSplash Original article published in UpCountry, May 27, 1977. This article has been edited for content and length. By Gertrude B. Foster FALLS VILLAGE, Conn. Herbs… Continue reading The Wonder of Herbs
Memorable blizzards, nor’easters from 1888 to the present in the Berkshires From under a snowdrift twice his height, Howard Derby, 7, of Erwin Street, Pittsfield, digs out mailboxes on Feb. 26, 1946. Snowdrifts of 10 to 15 feet in height formed overnight as winds of up to 60 miles per hour persisted for over 12… Continue reading Legendary Snowstorms to hit the Berkshires
“When you don’t work for something like this and you get it, you feel kind of embarrassed,” Linwood B. Lesure said, reviewing the events that made him the National Outstanding Tree Farmer of 1977. That wasn’t saying he had not earned the honor, the second one ever awarded by the American Forest Institute. Last year, a Florida tree farmer received the honor, and previously recognition was bestowed only by state and region.