%2 http://bayweekly.com/articles/feed/regulars/all en From Waste to Garden Riches http://bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/waste-garden-riches <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Bloom is the best thing to come out of D.C in a long time</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Dr. Francis Gouin </div> </div> </div> <p>The demand for organically grown food continues to increase. Because chemical fertilizers cannot be used in its production, growers must depend on natural sources for nutrients, such as animal manures, compost and green manure crops. The demand for compost is so great that it exceeds the supply.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;The problem may soon be solved by recent developments in processing biosolids.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/waste-garden-riches" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/Blue_Plains-thermal_hydrolysis_plant_2013.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="66" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Biosolids from D.C.’s Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant go through a two-stage thermal hydrolysis process of high-pressure boiling followed by rapid decompression, creating a sterile, organic soil amendment ­marketed as Bloom. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/waste-garden-riches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/waste-garden-riches#comments The Bay Gardener by Dr. Francis Gouin Gardening Green Living News Mon, 24 Apr 2017 20:08:46 +0000 bayweekly_master 37726 at http://bayweekly.com The Oracle of Mill Creek http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/oracle-mill-creek <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Leo James knows better than most what&rsquo;s swimming down there</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Dennis Doyle </div> </div> </div> <p>In gauging the chances of a successful fishing season, I have learned to distrust the forecasting of state and conservation officials as fraught with politics and self-interest. Worse, my own guesses have proven wrong so often that I&rsquo;ve learned to stop making them. There has been, however, one source I rely on year after year.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;I&rsquo;ve come to think of this fellow with his thick mane of white hair as the Oracle of Mill Creek.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/oracle-mill-creek" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/Leo%20James-sporting-life.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> “We’re going to have a good many fish for the trophy season this year,” says fishing sage Leo James. “And the regular season should be just as good.” </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/oracle-mill-creek" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/oracle-mill-creek#comments Sporting Life by Dennis Doyle Fishing People Mon, 24 Apr 2017 20:10:09 +0000 bayweekly_master 37727 at http://bayweekly.com Murder by Mulch http://bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/murder-mulch-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Trouble&rsquo;s brewing below the surface</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Dr. Francis Gouin </div> </div> </div> <p>Mother Nature mulches in the fall by dropping leaves from her trees and by laying the blades of grasses or the leaves of herbaceous perennials over the soil. She covers the ground only with the waste she produces.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/murder-mulch-0" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/Mulch-Volcano-casualty.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="56" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mounds of mulch can strangle trees, and as the mulch decomposes it causes toxins to accumulate in the soil. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/murder-mulch-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/murder-mulch-0#comments The Bay Gardener by Dr. Francis Gouin Gardening Wed, 12 Apr 2017 15:36:46 +0000 bayweekly_master 37593 at http://bayweekly.com Giants of the Chesapeake http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/giants-chesapeake <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Use light-tackle techniques for the fairest fight</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Dennis Doyle </div> </div> </div> <p>If you want the best odds for hooking up and landing the most and the biggest migrators in the early trophy rockfish season, then troll. A wide spread of big baits with multiple heavy-action trolling rods spooled with 30- to 50-pound line will give you a definite edge.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/giants-chesapeake" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/giant-trophy-rockfish-041317.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="57" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/giants-chesapeake" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/giants-chesapeake#comments Sporting Life by Dennis Doyle Fishing Wed, 12 Apr 2017 15:37:57 +0000 bayweekly_master 37594 at http://bayweekly.com Psyching out the Big Rockfish http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/psyching-out-big-rockfish <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Trophy season opens in just a week</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Dennis Doyle </div> </div> </div> <p>The trophy rockfish season is fast upon us.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;These migratory trophy-sized fish are in spawning mode. First they move up the Bay to their natal headwaters. Then, having spawned, they move back down the Bay, returning to the Atlantic. They move in pods unpredictably. Thus fishing in a fixed spot or targeting a specific area is not the most productive strategy. Constantly moving and presenting baits continually over an area as large as possible is the better method. That&rsquo;s trolling.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/psyching-out-big-rockfish" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/AlexPerez-040417.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="133" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Alex Perez with a 40-inch rockfish taken in catch-and-release practicing for trophy rockfish season, which begins April 15. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/psyching-out-big-rockfish" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/psyching-out-big-rockfish#comments Sporting Life by Dennis Doyle Fishing Wed, 12 Apr 2017 15:14:23 +0000 bayweekly_master 37577 at http://bayweekly.com Pretty Flowers and Good Food http://bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/pretty-flowers-and-good-food <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>The misnamed Jerusalem artichoke supplies both</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Dr. Francis Gouin </div> </div> </div> <p>The Jerusalem artichoke is a sunflower cousin that gives both flowers and food. In late August and into September, bright yellow flowers cover its tall stems. Below ground, it is growing tuber-like structures on its roots that resemble pachymorphs of the bearded iris. The tubers are edible.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/pretty-flowers-and-good-food" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/jerusalem-artichokes-040617.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/pretty-flowers-and-good-food" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/pretty-flowers-and-good-food#comments The Bay Gardener by Dr. Francis Gouin Gardening Wed, 12 Apr 2017 15:17:35 +0000 bayweekly_master 37584 at http://bayweekly.com Don’t Lose Your Trophy to Old Line http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/don%E2%80%99t-lose-your-trophy-old-line <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Proper preparation prevents poor performance</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Dennis Doyle </div> </div> </div> <p>You can never trust Maryland&rsquo;s March weather. Another certainty is the march of time, which puts us only a couple of weeks from Trophy Rockfish Season, opening April 15. Cold or warm, snow, sleet, rain or sun, the striper season is fast arriving.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;So don&rsquo;t make opening day your first day on the water. I take at least a week for a shakedown cruise or two plus scouting trips to get ready. That means now is the time to get going.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/don%E2%80%99t-lose-your-trophy-old-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/don%E2%80%99t-lose-your-trophy-old-line#comments Sporting Life by Dennis Doyle Fishing Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:42:46 +0000 bayweekly_master 37336 at http://bayweekly.com Catching a Bay Treasure http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/catching-bay-treasure <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>White perch make good sport and better eating</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Dennis Doyle </div> </div> </div> <p>March brings a springtime treasure that almost makes up for its treacherous weather: white perch. These tasty fish have just begun to show up in the creeks, though the winter storm that tormented the Northeast coast might delay the bulk of their numbers.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/catching-bay-treasure" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/state-record-white-perch-mclaughlin.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Beau McLaughlin of Virginia Beach with a 17-3/4-inch, three-pound-two-ounce white perch: a Virginia record. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/catching-bay-treasure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/catching-bay-treasure#comments Sporting Life by Dennis Doyle Fishing Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:34:43 +0000 bayweekly_master 37234 at http://bayweekly.com Your Garden Is Sprouting ­Winter Weeds http://bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/your-garden-sprouting-%C2%ADwinter-weeds <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Hoe them out and bury them &mdash; or eat them</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Dr. Francis Gouin </div> </div> </div> <p>Winter weeds have loved mild winter we&rsquo;ve been having. Annual bluegrass, cardamine, chickweed, henbit and mares-tale, to name a few, are twice the size they were this time last year. Unless you eradicate them now, they are likely to cover the ground by the time you&rsquo;re ready for planting. They may already be flowering and producing an abundance of seeds.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/your-garden-sprouting-%C2%ADwinter-weeds" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/chickweed-031617.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="82" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Many winter weeds are edible, like common chickweed, which has a mild lettuce flavor. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/your-garden-sprouting-%C2%ADwinter-weeds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/bay-gardener-dr-francis-gouin/article/your-garden-sprouting-%C2%ADwinter-weeds#comments The Bay Gardener by Dr. Francis Gouin Gardening Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:38:24 +0000 bayweekly_master 37235 at http://bayweekly.com Testing the Late-Winter Waters http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/testing-late-winter-waters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>If an extraordinary day comes your way, grab your gear and get fishing</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Dennis Doyle </div> </div> </div> <p>Friend and neighbor Frank Tuma and I were enjoying a combination shakedown cruise and yellow perch outing on the Magothy River. At Beachwood Park, we noted a number of anglers milling about with about as much success as we were enjoying, which was none. No one seemed to care. It was enough to get out on the water.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/testing-late-winter-waters" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/Frank%20Tuma-pickerel-030917.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="125" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Frank Tuma with his first catch of the day, a pickerel hooked on an orange-and-yellow spinner bait with a lip-hooked minnow. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/testing-late-winter-waters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/sporting-life-dennis-doyle/article/testing-late-winter-waters#comments Sporting Life by Dennis Doyle Fishing Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:11:57 +0000 bayweekly_master 37141 at http://bayweekly.com