Great Backyard Bird Count starts Friday

This juvenile female sapsucker has been an unusual visitor to Dave Curry’s Arbovale feeder this winter.  These birds usually winter much further south. Photo courtesy of Dave Curry It’s that time again. A time when you get to be a scientist, collect valuable data in real time, and then submit that data into a huge, international data base sponsored More...

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By Dave Curry On Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Field Notes

The abnormally warm weather of December broke records for mildness and confused Mother Nature into an early show of spring. Bulbs emerged out of the ground and some shrubs prepared to bloom. In my yard in Arbovale, More...

By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

See how they grow

MUFFIN AND WAFFLES, above, take a January stroll with Joel Rosenthal, owner of Point of View Farm at Beard. The cubs and Rosenthal are shown, above, on a walk in May. Rosenthal became a “mother” to the More...

By Pocahontas Times On Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Happy New Year

CELEBRATION OF THE new year began in Babylon nearly 4,000 years ago. One of the most widespread resolutions was to return borrowed farm equipment. Photosource: www.piecedpastimes.blog spot.com Laura Dean Contributing More...

By Jaynell Graham On Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Adding a layer of color

THE UNSEASONABLY MILD weather has been an advantage, but not a necessity, for Dennis Eisenacher, of Slaty Fork. Eisenacher, owner of D.M.E. Enterprises, is the contractor working on the new Tudor’s building More...

By Jaynell Graham On Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Play Ball

FOUR AUTOGRAPHED BASEBALLS from Little League games, played in the early 1960s, have come home. Rev. George McCune, a volunteer umpire for the league, saved the mementoes. His sons, Larry and Jim, recently brought More...

By Pocahontas Times On Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

The Friendly Beasts

Laura Dean Bennett Contributing Writer Once a year during this miraculous season  The story is told of how animals can reason, And speak to each other just for the one night When Christmas arrives at the stroke More...