Heather Hacking
Several weeks ago I was at a potluck/musical jam at the home of a friend. While all the strummers and singers were happily absorbed, I became mesmerized by the homeward journey of tens of thousands of pollinators.
The day was nearly done and the bees appeared from somewhere past …

20 September 2014  Uncategorized

By Heather Hacking
Nope, I haven’t bought a house, but I’ve decided to make a not-so-giant move to the little rental house next door. The house isn’t any bigger, but it’s in a little better condition, and has a tiny shed where I can store some of the overflow of life.
Every …

20 September 2014  Uncategorized

Last week I was lamenting about the lack of bees in my yard.
A backyard beehive would be fun, and perhaps fruitful. But those hopes were dashed after a conversation with the city’s code enforcement officer. Wouldn’t you know it: the property I rent is too small.
I had the fleeting thought …

20 September 2014  Uncategorized

April 24, 2014
Author: Heather Hacking hhacking@chicoer.com @HeatherHacking on Twitter
Most of us have been around one of “those men,” who loses all focus of the rest of the world when a beautiful woman walks by. The neck cranes, sounds are no longer absorbed, eyes becomes glazed and confused.
You might be …

24 July 2014  Uncategorized

April 10, 2014
If you stay in one place for a long time, really wonderful things can grow all around you.
Kathy Fiscus gave me a jingle recently and asked if I wanted to see her 60-foot rose bush.
Indeed I did.
She lives in north Chico and was kind enough to let me …

24 July 2014  Uncategorized

Several weeks ago I was at a potluck/musical jam at the home of a friend. While all the strummers and singers were happily absorbed, I became mesmerized by the homeward journey of tens of thousands of pollinators.
The day was nearly done and the bees appeared from somewhere past the fence …

19 June 2014  Uncategorized

May 9, 2014
Author: Heather Hacking hhacking@chicoer.com @HeatherHacking on Twitter
For years we’ve been warned about global warming. This year we’re in a drought.
Perhaps during my lifetime spring as we know it will change. In the meantime, I hope to thoroughly enjoy each bloom, blossom and bee.
My neighborhood was looking …

18 June 2014  Uncategorized

This spring thing has made me fairly giddy.
At age whatever-I-am, I’ve finally acclimated to my environment. They key is to take advantage of the things you love at the right time.
Sooner than you think, it will be so hot you’re wracking your brain to remember which of your friends have …

10 April 2014  Uncategorized

Wednesday morning I heard birds chirping —— a lot of birds. The radio was blaring in the living room, and my first thought was that KCHO was airing a segment on creatures of the Amazon.
American robin
When I ventured outside, the scene was surreal. Hundreds of birds were jetting from large …

1 April 2014  Uncategorized

This whole water crisis has caught a lot of people off-guard. I can’t help but notice the plants in my yard looked dead and lifeless. Yet, it’s winter. I just normally don’t notice.
We had those weeks with bitter cold. Some plants died. Which ones?
How can you tell if something is …

27 March 2014  Uncategorized
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