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“Since both of the kids are in Scouts and my husband and I are their troop leaders, we spend a lot of time outside both as a family and for Scout activities. Both kids have done Scout projects that focus on protecting our earth. Having so much protected land so close to our home makes it so …

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“One day, I look forward to taking my own grandchildren out to pick cherries and apples on the farms I once did with my own children and husband. Maybe we’ll explore the beautiful trails and trek through the creek to uncover rocks and crayfish and spot fish of our own. It’s because of these …

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“Once you have grandkids, you quickly realize they’re the future. And, if you care about the future, you have an overwhelming desire to pass on all the knowledge, wisdom, and values that you can in the short amount of time you have with them. What better way than to climb a mountain? What th…

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“One day, I look forward to taking my own grandchildren out to pick cherries and apples on the farms I once did with my own children and husband. Maybe we’ll explore the beautiful trails and trek through the creek to uncover rocks and crayfish and spot fish of our own. It’s because of these …

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The following property transfers were recorded in Adams County March 3 to March 17.

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This time of year, as the daytime temperatures warm and the snow is but a memory, we get very excited for spring and what’s to come.

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The following property transfers were recorded in Adams County Feb. 25 to March 3 from:

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“Once you have grandkids, you quickly realize they’re the future. And, if you care about the future, you have an overwhelming desire to pass on all the knowledge, wisdom, and values that you can in the short amount of time you have with them. What better way than to climb a mountain? What th…

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The following property transfers were recorded in Adams County Feb. 18 to Feb. 24 from:

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“Once you have grandkids, you quickly realize they’re the future. And, if you care about the future, you have an overwhelming desire to pass on all the knowledge, wisdom, and values that you can in the short amount of time you have with them. What better way than to climb a mountain? What th…

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“Passing along my land-conservation values is important for protecting the food supply for generations to come while offering a healthy activity for enjoying the outdoors. Both should have resonated with everyone over this past year. As my children become more mobile, going for a walk or hik…

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This is the second part of a series exploring the anatomy of birds.

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A decade ago, Hellebores were difficult to find in a garden center. Today, however, they are among the most sought-after perennials because of their early bloom, long-lasting flowers, shade tolerance, and handsome foliage. Their range of colors, both subtle and dramatic, are specular. They e…

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Interested in learning more about gardening and sharing that knowledge with others? The Master Gardener program may be just what you’re looking for.

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The following property transfers were recorded in Adams County Jan. 14 to Jan. 20

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The garden catalogs have arrived, and we gardeners enjoy the wonderful opportunity of perusing them while we are snug inside as winter winds down.

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Maybe you found yourself in the same predicament I landed in when I moved to Adams County. It often happens when someone moves to a new development or a piece of property that once was part of a tired farm.

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This isn’t the weather for getting hands into the cold, damp soil. It’s a time for reading seed catalogs, and books about theories and techniques.

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The following property transfers were recorded in Adams County between Dec. 31, 2020, and Jan. 6, from:

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Living in a climate with cold winters can wreak havoc on your garden. But air temperature is not the only worry during winter. The amount of precipitation and humidity also factor into whether a plant survives or dies in frigid weather.

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The following property transfers were recorded in Adams County between Dec. 8 and Dec. 10 from:

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As we become more engaged and educated about our environment, a few terms are repeated in our reading and discussions. One of those terms is riparian buffer.

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The following property transfers were recorded in Adams County Nov. 30 to Dec. 7 from:

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The following property transfers were recorded in Adams County as of Nov. 25

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Now that the leaves are off the trees, one can really see a tree in its entirety. What I have started to notice is lots of trees with mulch piled up against the base of trees.

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The following property transfers were recorded in Adams County Oct. 29 to Nov. 4 from:

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Many gardeners expect nothing of their gardens in the wintertime. It is true that when the temperatures dip below freezing, flowers are extremely rare, but with a little preplanning, your gardens can still be colorful and attractive all year.

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It has been more than 25 years since the states have had such a massive invasion. During this very unusual November in an exceedingly unique year, we find ourselves in the midst of the occasional irruption of finches into the lower 48.

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Last March as the pandemic lockdown went into effect, I wrote that a good activity to fill the time usually spent bustling from one activity to the next would be getting to know the creatures that call our backyards home.

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The stone-front house at 142 E. Middle Street in Gettysburg was “front and center” to the action of the Battle of Gettysburg.

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In the age of a widespread pandemic, we have all learned to be quick on our feet and ready to pivot when plans change. Recently, members of the Biglerville Garden Club moved from hosting an in-person Garden Club Federation of PA District IV Board meeting to a Zoom meeting. Preparation for th…

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This is the time of year to bring in some of the plants you have enjoyed all summer and fall to protect them from cooler nights. Many of them may have been sheltered a bit on your deck or porch, but the nights are beginning to edge toward frost very soon.

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Ventura’s Restaurant and Pizzeria in Fairfield has been a go-to for families, school groups, and travelers along Route 116 since 1985.