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Do You Know about the Harmony between Tobacco, Soybeans, and Cotton?

testingDo You Know about the Harmony between Tobacco, Soybeans, and Cotton?

A crop will tap nutrients from the soil, therefore it can’t be planted in the same field two years in a row. In fact, it’s on a three-year cycle. In North Carolina, many farms rotate between tobacco, soybeans, and cotton. I wonder if they grow all three simultaneously on different fields to diversify against the […]

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What Gets Teen Boys Dancing? Apparently Disco.

testingWhat Gets Teen Boys Dancing? Apparently Disco.

You’re at a festival, waiting for the main show to start, so they play some music. The Electric Slide: a few women join the obligatory mascot. The bunny hop: the kids have a grand time. The double dutch funk (or something): no one knows what’s going on so the mascot is all alone. Y.M.C.A.: the […]

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Did You Know that Hollering was Fundamental Communication on Farms?

testingDid You Know that Hollering was Fundamental Communication on Farms?

Sitting on a buggy field in Spivey’s Corner, NC for the National Hollerin’ Contest (note: no “g” at the end of hollerin’) and it turns out there’s history, function, and art–it’s not just seeing who can yell the loudest. Holler at You Later In the days before phones (which far outnumber the days since we’ve […]

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Did you Know that there’s a BBQ Society?

testingDid you Know that there’s a BBQ Society?

Me neither. I get that BBQ is important. Really, I do. (My Dad makes the most incredible BBQ brisket, mmmm) But perhaps they could focus on making the roads level before memorializing ingredients? Oh, maybe I’m being cranky. You try driving with 5,000 pounds of weight that see-saws on a bad road and see how […]

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In Search of the Venus Flytrap

testingIn Search of the Venus Flytrap

I had a scrap of paper, saved from some magazine read years ago, that said the Green Swamp Preserve in Wilmington NC is home to Venus Flytraps. In fact, they grow natively in the U.S. only on North and South Carolina. I can only affirm this via collateral and websites, as I never laid eyes […]

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