Monthly Archives: May 2012

“tiggers and chicks”

Memorial Day weekend, while “welcoming” the Summer season, we mountain folks “unwelcome” the arrival of the worst pests of the year. Chiggers and ticks! “Tick checks” are “business as usual” down here in Lizard Holler. When Maggie and I return … Continue reading

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Milk Moon Soon

Early mountain settlers had a particularly interesting name for each full moon throughout the coming year. Each name was notification of some important aspect for the arrival of every new month. This year’s full moon for May coincides with “cinco … Continue reading

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