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Wigglers at work

With a vermicomposting box, gardeners let earthworms do the dirty work of building fertile soil

Subscriber onlyWhenever I am working in my garden and I find an earthworm in the soil, it gives me great joy. Earthworms are a sure sign that the soil is healthy and good for our plants. Continue reading...

IN THE GARDEN

Subscriber onlyQ I planted a jalapeno pepper plant next to a tomato plant this year. The resulting fruit looks like an upside-down tomato. Did the two plants cross? I was not aware this was an issue, but I am new to gardening. Continue reading...

Personal Space

Subscriber onlyMatt Dozier Where I live: I live in Sherwood with my wife, Jill, and two rescued dogs, Hudson and Harper. Our older daughter lives in Maumelle, and our younger daughter is in college. Continue reading...

PERSONAL SPACE-NW

Margo Hale Where I live: I live on the north side of Prairie Grove on 20 acres with my husband and my two little girls. Continue reading...

ASK THE EXPERT

Subscriber onlyI am ready to spruce up my house but am on a tight budget and don't have a lot of money to redecorate. What are some easy, inexpensive ways to refresh my home's interior? Continue reading...

Tools & Toys

Subscriber onlyInfinity Bird Feeder What's to love: An easy-to-fill feeder invented by Nathan Lembke of Bentonville. Continue reading...

Ex NLR mayor's mug won't be rockin' sculpture

Subscriber onlyDear Otus, We have a spectacular view of the Big Rock Quarry bluffs from our condo on the south side of the river. We're a little concerned now that they plan to sculpt the thing into "Mount Rockmore." Is the sandstone even suitable for that? Do they plan to use dynamite on it? And who do they plan to carve other than Bill Clinton? I hope it's not Pat Hays. Does the public get to vote? -- Ralph Patrick, Little Rock Continue reading...

CLICK & CLACK’S CAR TALK

Subscriber onlyDEAR TOM AND RAY: I bought my used 2000 Nissan Xterra almost three years ago. Every once in a while it did this weird thing where all the dashboard functions froze. The tachometer, speedometer, temperature gauge, fuel gauge and digital odometer all stopped working. The odometer would, at first, be random nonsense. Then it would gradually fade away. It seemed to be happening when the car got hot, so I used my windshield cover and parked it in the shade most of the time, and it stopped happening. Continue reading...

Helpful Hints

DEAR HELOISE: I remember seeing a recipe for homemade cold packs. Could you please reprint it? Continue reading...

Horoscopes by Holiday

Subscriber onlyHappy birthday. The cosmic message is: Relax! Vigilance can be counterproductive. September offers a reprieve from all the constant efforts to improve. Oddly enough, it'll be one of your most productive times. October perks up your personal life. Continue reading...

On Christianity

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: I'm headed for college shortly, and I can't help but worry about the pressures I'll face as a Christian. It's a large state university, and from what my friends tell me it's not a very easy place to be a Christian. Am I making a mistake going there? Continue reading...

Super Quiz: Science

Subscriber only1. How many millions make up 1 billion? Continue reading...

Bee-ware

Allergic to insect stings? No need to take wing if you plant wisely

Subscriber onlyBooks, websites, whole organizations are in place to show you how to draw bees and other pollinators to your garden. But what if you don't want them? Continue reading...

Hogs no more; UA hopes new mascot lifts morale

Subscriber onlyDear Otus, What in the H-E-double hockey sticks (pardon my French) is going on across town on the hill? Continue reading...

Kitchen storage flings open boxes

Subscriber onlyMore homeowners are ditching wall-mounted boxes in the kitchen for a more open, spacious look, especially when the room is small. Continue reading...

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