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The Cracker Barrel

April 22, 2018
Cracker Barrel: Classical insights
April 22, 2018 - 8:30am
April 1, 2018
The Cracker Barrel: A big place
April 1, 2018 - 7:30am
March 18, 2018
As we all know, gardening takes many forms, ranging from a single tomato plant growing in a rusting coffee can to experiments growing plants in straw bales or floating in water or climbing up the outside walls of skyscrapers. PineandLakes.com Illustration
The Cracker Barrel: The most popular hobby
March 18, 2018 - 8:30am
From late fall through winter, we keep a steady supply of cracked corn, thistle seed and black sunflower seed on the feeders on our terrace, along with slabs of suet for the woodpeckers. Metro Creative Graphics, Inc.
The Cracker Barrel: Feeding the birds
February 18, 2018 - 9:00am
February 3, 2018
"The tactic of focusing on a single troubled species had often proven costly and, at times, politically contentious as well," writes Tom Dunkel in Nature Conservancy magazine, harkening back to the controversies surrounding the snail darter and the spotted owl. "Why not take a wider-lens approach? Why not protect endangered habitat, which has the potential to save numerous species?"  Metro Creative Graphics, Inc.
The Cracker Barrel: A wild idea
February 3, 2018 - 8:30am
January 5, 2018
"I'm told it's a Danish word," said my friend. "I think it's pronounced either 'hig-guh' or 'hoo-guh,' and it has something to do with simple pleasures. All I know for sure is that I've sold several different books in the past few weeks with "hygge" in the title. It's really getting popular." PineandLakes.com Illustration
The Cracker Barrel: How to 'hygge'
January 5, 2018 - 8:00am
December 24, 2017
The Cracker Barrel: Room in the inn
December 24, 2017 - 10:30am
December 8, 2017
The trains afforded endless hours of winter delight. We fashioned a mountain with a tunnel out of papier-mache, constructed little cardboard and balsa wood buildings, strung telephone and power lines of thread between Tinkertoy poles, and stacked piles of Lincoln Logs adjacent to the railroad siding. PineandLakes.com Illustration
The Cracker Barrel: Enchanting place
December 8, 2017 - 8:00am
November 11, 2017
At dawn we pushed on toward Idaho and the glory of Coeur d'Alene Lake, still astonished at the sights revealed at every curve and mountain pass. We'd been through all these places before, but never been struck so strongly by their natural beauty. PineandLakes.com Illustration
The Cracker Barrel: A lovely land
November 11, 2017 - 3:30am
October 29, 2017
The Cracker Barrel: Just plain lucky
October 29, 2017 - 9:30am
September 17, 2017
That maiden year the first big snowfall started on Thanksgiving afternoon. As fallen autumn leaves were laid to rest beneath a shroud of white, we belatedly came to realize how ill-prepared we were. We lived a couple hundred feet into the woods off a sand road; a road, as luck would have it, that was not high on our township's list of plowing priorities. PineandLakes.com Illustration
The Cracker Barrel: The woods and us
September 17, 2017 - 7:30am
September 2, 2017
The Cracker Barrel: Surprising numbers
September 2, 2017 - 8:30am
August 22, 2017
The Cracker Barrel: A place for people
August 22, 2017 - 7:30am
August 5, 2017
The Cracker Barrel: Midsummer magic
August 5, 2017 - 5:30am
July 22, 2017
The Cracker Barrel: Lost in translation
July 22, 2017 - 5:30am