Rachel Laudan

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Farming or Gardening? What’s the Difference?

On Sunday 16th April, the Austin American-Statesman, our local paper, featured a story on an ex-banker who has converted “what was once grass into farmland,” describing how on half an acre (half a football field) she has grown 195 types… Continue Reading →

When is an Easter Bunny not a Bunny? When It’s a Hare

Just before Easter, year after year, pictures of “bunnies” start cropping up on the web.The trouble is many, perhaps most of these images do not show bunnies (rabbits) but hares. Both rabbits and hares (sometimes called jack rabbits in the… Continue Reading →

“A Good Cook:” On My Mother’s Hundreth Birthday

My mother would have been 100 years old on 13th October 2016. ┬áBorn at the height of World War I, she lost her father in the flu epidemic of 1918, and was raised as an only child by my quiet… Continue Reading →

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