Cotswold Cottage Gardens

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Field Note: Cotswold stone is a yellow limestone from the Jurassic period. It’s rich in fossils, particularly of fossilised sea urchins, from when the Cotswolds in England were covered in sea water.

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A Christmas Wish

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Dear Editor, I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, “If you see it in the Sun, it’s so.” Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus? Virginia O’Hanlon115 West Ninety-Fifth Street Virginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a …

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American Chestnut

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Field Note: Most likely American Chestnut lumber. Popular and plentiful in colonial America and rot-resistant.

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World War II Letters

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