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Sow There! Time again for a change of focus, Oct. 16, 2020

Hyacinths bloom after about 10 weeks. By HEATHER HACKING | Columnist October 16, 2020 at 3:35 a.m. It happened again. The day-to-day I thought I knew was turned upside down. The first week of October, I told my fifth graders that we … Continue reading

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Sow There! Someday we’ll be together, Aug. 28, 2020

Grapes drying into raisins. (Heather Hacking — Contributed) By HEATHER HACKING | Columnist August 28, 2020 at 3:30 a.m. Umpteen days ago was my first meet-and-greet with my new students. Of course, it was more than simple introductions, intense eye-contact and masked … Continue reading

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Sow There! Oh, the places we hope to go, July 25, 2020

Once upon a time, Mom was making plans for her next adventures. Now she sits at home sewing masks. (Heather Hacking — Contributed) By HEATHER HACKING | Columnist July 24, 2020  When a teacher plans a lesson, she tries to build an … Continue reading

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Sow There! Taking on the burden of other people’s garden bounty, July 10, 2020

Doing the right thing includes helping a friend unburden a peach tree, leaning from an overabundance of fruit. (Heather Hacking — Contributed) By HEATHER HACKING | Columnist July 10, 2020  I refuse to compare the bounty of my garden to others. I’ll … Continue reading

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Sow There! Squeals for returning to school, July 3, 2020

In my mind, more things should be purple, including this bread from Country Morning Bakery and the official color of a school. (Heather Hacking — Contributed) By HEATHER HACKING | Columnist July 3, 2020 CHICO — March, April, May, all gone. June also slipped … Continue reading

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Sow There! Tackling neglected tasks, one mound at a time. May 8, 2020

Moving a pile of mulch is a “beast” of a task. (Heather Hacking — Contributed) By HEATHER HACKING | Columnist May 8, 2020  Is that light? At the end of the tunnel? Will there be a day, maybe someday soon, when men … Continue reading

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Sow There! Sowing alternatives to the perils of the grocery store, 4-24-2020

As soon as the poppies are done with their spring show, the mulched area in my yard will be prime real estate for edible plants. (Heather Hacking — Contributed) By HEATHER HACKING | Columnist April 24, 2020  Has it been two or … Continue reading

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Sow There! Easter surprises triumph over pity party, April 17, 2020

| Sow There! Easter lilies, the perfect poor-me pick-me-up. (Heather Hacking-Contributed) By HEATHER HACKING | Columnist April 17, 2020 at 2:30 a.m. For weeks now, I have been wishing I had stocked up on a few things that can’t be delivered in a … Continue reading

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Sow There! How did it get so late so soon? 4-10-20

Sometimes we are in the right place at exactly the right time. (Heather Hacking — Contributed) By HEATHER HACKING | Columnist April 10, 2020 Time. Now it passes slowly, when once I could not find enough. This time we are in. Waiting. … Continue reading

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Sow There! I’m not OK with this, April 2, 2020

If this is your hidden back yard in the Avenues, thank you. (Heather Hacking — Contributed) By HEATHER HACKING | Columnist April 3, 2020 at 11:58 a.m. Ugh. Shuffle. Embrace the inner sloth. As much as I’m trying to distract my mind, … Continue reading

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