View From Sandy Mush: Conservation Notes “Lessons Stuck Like Tar”

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As a young child, we had a bird feeder outside our kitchen window.  It was the 1950s, and the clever marketing folks up in Battle Creek, Michigan, at Kelloggs, were … Read More

View from Sandy Mush: Conservation Notes “Birds Spring Make”

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If the arrival of Spring on our Sandy Mush farm is quietly marked by the flowering of red maples, it is loudly announced by birdsong and the flashy courtship of colorful … Read More

View from Sandy Mush: Conservation Notes “Radioactive Turned Proactive”

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  Between the late 1970s and early 1980s, a plan by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to consider a 105 square mile area of Western North Carolina, including Sandy Mush, as a … Read More

View from Sandy Mush: Conservation Notes “Here We Are”

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  Not fully in the busy world, nor quite in the world beyond, lies Sandy Mush. Geographically tucked into the Northwest corner of Buncombe County, extending just across the Madison … Read More