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I haven’t seen flowers yet—it’s a bit early—but the ice is melting and the earth is muddy with promise. The news is not good but we can step away from the headlines, look … more
There are many things to love about living in the Upper Delaware River Valley: fresh air, mountains, farmland, lakes, majestic rivers, big skies and plenty of natural light all year … more
When my family and I went on vacation, a good friend volunteered to water my garden while we were away. On our trip, she texted me a photo of one of the plants, asking, “What are those … more
Dear reader, we’ve discussed a lot of things here in Our Country Home these past few months: chickens, homesteading, what not to do on a homestead, how to get your homestead started. And today … more
EQUINUNK, PA — Looking for a private oasis? This cheery home is tucked in among the trees and lies not far from the Delaware River. Drive up a long country lane that’s pretty in the … more
Dear reader, When you think of the Catskills/Upper Delaware, what comes to mind? This time of year, it’s probably flannels, knit hats, warm boots… but really, what makes our area so … more
UPPER DELAWARE RIVER VALLEY — Sassafras trees are easily identified by their characteristic bilobed (mitten-shaped) and trilobed (three-pronged) leaves. Their brilliantly colored foliage ripens … more
Late summer is upon us. The August doldrums. Everything feels heavy and slow, and the mass of home-repair projects I planned, for when it finally stopped raining… hasn’t … more
REGION — Welcome, new residents. Welcome, visitors!  Here are some more suggestions on how to get along, how to settle in and what to watch out for. There’s a lot of wisdom out … more
Regardless of my age, size of my property, or financial situation, I plant. It is my therapy. I can talk to plants and they don’t answer, much like many expensive therapists. Gardening … more
Hey, chicken tenders! It’s Kristin, from the Chicken Librarian, here to tell you all about feeding those beautiful birds. If you caught us in the last Our County Home, you learned all about getting started with keeping chickens. This time, let’s dive in to discussing how to feed your birds. You’d think it was pretty straightforward, and it is, but there are a few things you need to know. more
This past year has been a challenge for many of us. Having to stay home, social distance and, in some cases, isolate, it’s no wonder we turn to our homes for comfort. One of the ways to create a comfortable home is to get organized and get rid of clutter. Organizing means different things to different people. With some, it’s paring down; others need more storage; and for most of us, it is a little of both. more
“I lived through the 1994 earthquake, and almost everything I had broke,” said Jonathan Charles Fox, River Reporter columnist and photojournalist. The Northridge Earthquake taught him that stuff “is not the be-all and end-all of existence.” more
Welcome back for the fall edition of Our Country Home! It’s been a year, all right. Let’s just leave it at that. We decided that what everyone needed right now was a little comfort. … more
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