• Kip’s Comments 2-26-17

      An Early Morning Surprise and Karma Kristy and I had just finished breakfast early this morning when the doorbell rang. An early morning visitor, like a middle of the night phone call, quickly makes a person suspicious – as in “What happened?” In today’s case, our guest was the local fellow who delivers newspapers. …

  • Kip’s Comments 2-25-17

      Trust! This afternoon I spoke at the 11th Annual Gardening Symposium in Independence. Since this was my first time for this event, I was not sure what to expect. Once there, I was pleasantly surprised by the great number of gardening/nature lovers in attendance – 100 or more folks!           …

  • Kip’s Comments 2-24-17

      Altered Reality Now that Mother Nature has returned to her normal self after a week or more of providing us with spring-like weather, we have all been snapped back to reality. The calendar does show that we are still in February and really, we should be expecting weather like we are having today. Do …

  • Kip’s Comments 2-23-17

      Vacancy? One of the bald eagle nests that I am keeping an eye on has me concerned. There appeared to be no occupant today, unlike the last time I checked it and saw both birds present. Obviously one “empty” visit may not mean much, but if the pattern continues, then something must have happened. …