At the Piedmont Earthskills Gathering, which runs through Sunday at Shakori Hills farm north of Pittsboro, visitors can learn to make fire, tan animal hides, make stone tools, learn about edible plants and other skills that were common knowledge to our ancestors.
"Boys will be .... prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."
That's what one cardboard sign read at a protest by more than 100 students outside Penn State University's main administration building recently.
Q. My husband has been taking lisinopril for years now to control hypertension. We never associated his persistent nonstop coughing with this drug until today.
From the front door of our modest farmhouse the daily route flows out in three directions. Two paths lead to the care of the animals on the land: horses, chickens, donkeys, dogs, cats and a mule. The third path leads to an office where I manage the business of the farm and family. I cover these trails at least twice each day
Back in 2010, when Blake Mitchell was 4 years old, he lived in a large home northeast of Hillsborough. Living with him were his mom, Christine; his dad, Joseph Mitchell; his two older siblings, who were 10 and 13; and his granddad, Peter Perolini.
Aahhh ... Springtime is here. Trees are budding, flowers are popping up, birds are singing, and the grass is greening. It should be a time of happy beginnings, sweet expectations, and the bracing realization that there are only nine weeks left till we have to wear bathing suits.
It has been more than a decade since Anita Diamant burst on the scene with her now famous “Red Tent” (audio from Macmillan, 2002), a book that brought alive the ancient Biblical world of Jacob’s wives.