Under Cover

It certainly feels like a New England spring to me!  We’ve had snow, rain, and 65 degree weather all within several days.  It’s always interesting when I hear people wondering if their spring bulbs will be okay.  My answer: yes!  These bulbs are not as temperamental as is often thought.  They can handle the changes […]

New Trials

  It is starting to feel like spring and I couldn’t be more excited about it!  Each fall, when we put the gardens to bed and I feel a bit worn out by the long gardening season, I wonder if I’ll be ready for planting again in the spring.  However, the relative quiet of winter […]

Gettysburg, July 1863

Our collection of 500 letters from the Civil War has one glaring omission. Ario Pardee Jr.’s letters from Gettysburg are missing, and prolonged efforts to locate them (both nationally through Civil War collection experts and through present-day Pardee family members) have proved unsuccessful. We recently received, however, a copy of Ario Pardee Jr.’s report to […]

Reflections

Last week, when February felt like May, it was difficult to keep a lid on all the spring ideas that were spinning around my head. Thankfully, the warmth last week was only a brief respite and winter has returned with its icy breath. It may seem strange to be grateful for the cold of winter, but […]