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Recipe: Steamed Halibut in Foil with Prosciutto, Vegetables and Lemon

A few weeks back I shared a backstrap recipe from the folks at Sam Adams, and this week, they’re back with a fish dish from chef David Burke that calls for a couple cans of their Summer Ale. If you don’t have halibut, any firm, white-fleshed...Show More Summary

Tree Hopper – On Tomato

Q: Can you help me identify this insect found on my tomato plant, I think it is a buffalo leaf hopper. How to control it? A: Good eye! Yes, it is one of dozens of species of tree hoppers and leaf hoppers that live in landscapes. My friend Jule-Lynn Macie says it’s probably a keelbacked […]

Tree – Holding Water in Crotch

Q: My neighbor has a five-trunked Japanese magnolia. The crotch in the middle is about 8 inches deep and there’s usually 5 to 8 inches of water in it. She wants to drill a hole in it from the side so the water could drain. Should she do anything? A: Tree experts agree that drilling […]

Winged Elm – Identification

Q: We have an oak that’s 20? to 25? feet tall which has a strange growth on the bark. Do you know what this is and whether anything needs to be done? A: A case of mistaken identity! I think you have a winged elm, Ulmus alata, not an oak. The corky “wings” along limbs […]

Houseplant – Leaf Spot

Q: I have a houseplant that looks like it’s being eaten by something but I don’t see any insects near it or on it. A: I can determine by the yellow “halo” around the notches that this is caused by a disease, not a creature. When insects consume a leaf the damage usually does not […]

Ivy Houseplant – Maintaining

Q: I need advice on how to nurse an indoor ivy plant back to tip-top health. My coworker has had it for ten years. For six months it has been limp and has been fading in color and in foliage. A: Most cases of indoor plant decline are caused by too little light. I know […]

Clothes Moth – Control

Q: Can you tell what kind of insect this is, they are all over my washroom. A: It’s a clothes moth. The female moth lays eggs on fabric and carpet. When the larvae emerge, they begin munching on it. You need to empty the whole room and examine every piece of fabric or carpet thoroughly. […]

Indian Hawthorn – Leaf Spot

Q: We have a fifteen-foot tall Indian hawthorn tree in our courtyard that is losing leaves. But most Indian hawthorns are shrubs, right? How can we save it? A: Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit! I did not know Indian hawthorn could grow so big. Much to my surprise, my bet is […]

Cleyera – Leaf Spot

Q: I have lived in this house for two years. When we moved in, the cleyera was thick and growing like crazy. Not anymore. I’m thinking my frequent trimming (cutting the shoots off the top to avoid blocking the windows) might have harmed the plants. They receive zero direct sun and no supplemental water or […]

Eight-Foot Long Gator Gar is Largest Fish Caught in Oklahoma History

Paul Easley of Mead, Oklahoma was fishing Lake Texoma last month when he pulled out what’s being hailed as the biggest rod-and-reel caught fish ever landed in the Sooner State—an 8-foot long, 254 pounds alligator gar.   A story fromShow More Summary

Celestron Bonus Offers: Free Items With Select Sport Optic Purchases

Anyone in the market for quality binoculars or a spotting scope will be thrilled with a new offer from Celestron. For a limited time, Celestron is offering a free bonus item with select sport optic purchases. Buy a Regal M2 spotting scope, and get the Celestron Smartphone Adapter free. Show More Summary

Winging It

While most of my games from the speed chess tournament yesterday were pretty forgettable, I did have one highlight, which was my win over International Master Vladimir Mezentsev. It’s very far from a masterpiece, in fact it’s more like a blunderfest — but hey, it’s a win over a titled player. Even if it’s only […]

Then and Now: 8 Fun Examples of Exponential Change From the Last Decade

It's hard to believe, but… Ten years ago... The first video was uploaded to YouTube. Facebook, then just a year old, dropped "the" from its old URL "" after acquiring... read more

16th Annual Muzzy Classic Sets Turn-Out and Pay-Out Records

  CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (April 29, 2015) — With a 33 percent increase in participants from last year’s tournament and a record-breaking 84 teams, the 16th Annual Muzzy Classic Bowfishing Tournament, held April 25 and 26 in Guntersville, Ala, had some serious competition vying for the top cash pay-out of $10,000. Show More Summary

New Spyderlok Rod Holder System From Millennium Marine

Whether long-line trolling for mackerel within sight of a white sand beach, pushing jigs in the backwater shallows for spawning crappie, or freelining multiple live baits for striped bass, the new Spyderlok from Millennium is one rod holder system that fits the bill for all fishing situations. Show More Summary

Latest Senate Attack on Public Waters, Wetlands Threatens Hunting, Fishing

Bill unveiled today continues legislative assault on ‘Waters of the U.S.’ rule; sportsmen stand strong in pushing for rule’s completion  WASHINGTON – The latest in an increasingly aggressive series of attacks against a federal rule that...Show More Summary

2015 American Eagle One Ounce Gold Uncirculated Coin

2015 American Eagle One Ounce Gold Uncirculated Coin WEST POINT •W• The 2015 American Eagle One Ounce Gold Uncirculated Coin, struck in 22-karat gold, features a breathtaking design of Liberty. This exquisitely crafted coin is cherished by collectors around the world. Each coin is encapsulated and packaged in a presentation case, accompanied by a Certificate […]

Swimbaits: The Solution For Not-So-Good Shallow-Water Anglers

In the spring, given that bass are shallow, anglers are often presented with two choices of approach. You can either get in close and fish to bass you see, or keep your distance and do your best to accurately land a bait exactly where you think a fish should be. Show More Summary

Teensy Kitty

She (torties are girls) wouldn’t get in the teensy trap we found at Lowe’s this afternoon, but she did manage to make it into the garage. We’ve been leaving the garage door cracked for Tyler, resident mostly-feral, but right now … Continue reading ?

ATVs: 3 Things to Consider When Upgrading Tires and Wheels

The stock tire size on your ATV or SXS is specifically built and chosen for the engine size, suspension geometry, and the transmission’s ability to spin that wheel and tire combo. But down the road you might want to add a different set of wheels, and chances are you’ll also want to get a better-than-stock tire for those new rims. Show More Summary

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