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Winter is Coming

By |October 17th, 2019|Big Ugly|

Logan County Grow Appalachia Bea Sias Most Gardens are depleted of veggies and the farmers have cleaned their gardens of debris. Gardeners are already preparing for next season. A few gardeners still have a few things that we consider fall or winter late planting. This does not include Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, and different kinds of

Canning Galore

By |August 19th, 2019|Big Ugly|

Bea Sias, Logan, WV Step by Step It seems that once we get started well with our gardening season, and with a snap of the fingers it is over. We really are too busy to get to enjoy the fruits of our hard labor. But there has definitely been some busy people in Logan County

Harvest Season

By |August 19th, 2019|Big Ugly|

In the spring we dealt with a late start to the growing season, hungry critters (in my case chipmunks, deer, and Peter Rabbit). Then summer came, and it seemed to get off to a nice wet start; unfortunately, the early summer rains didn’t continue, and the promise of an ideal growing season evaporated along with

Kiddie Garden

By |July 18th, 2019|Big Ugly|

-Marcelle St. Germain, Step by Step Big Ugly, West Virginia Sometimes stories come to life in amazing ways, and that happened recently with the Big Ugly Community Center Summer Program when the 2nd and 3rd graders read the book “City Green” by Dyanne DiSalvo-Ryan. The story is about a young girl who is the impetus

Summer Time

By |July 18th, 2019|Big Ugly|

-Bea Sias, Step by Step Logan County, West Virginia It’s not really “The Lazy, Hazy Days of Summer’, but more like “The Hot, Busy Days of Summer”. It is July, and it’s hard to believe how fast this year is going. But we are a busy group of people in our little town. Gardens are


By |June 18th, 2019|Big Ugly|

Bea Sias Step by Step, Logan, West Virginia I am enclosing more pictures for this month with my blog. These pictures belong to the Southwestern Day Report, who have four large gardens. These gardens are located in Logan, Boone, Lincoln and Mingo Counties. I wrote a brief history of this organization at the beginning of