September 13, 2013 |
Historians like to say the Civil War was won in the West, and when they do, they usually mean the fall of Vicksburg in July 1863 and the fall of Atlanta in September 1864. But you could argue that the real key to the West—and thus the war — was the interlocked battles of Chickamauga and Chattanooga in the fall of 1863. And one man — Brig. Gen. Thomas J. Wood — had a uniquely central role in both, first as a goat, then as a hero. At the momentous hour, Wood was a few days short of 40, a slender, mustachioed...
August 11, 2013
Regarding the Aug. 8 Metro article " A job they can really sink their teeth into ": When the goats regain their hunger after grazing at Congressional Cemetery, there are many other delicious invasive vines choking trees on Maryland public lands. They can be found in parks under the authority of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission and roadsides controlled by Maryland's State Highway Administration. David West , Silver Spring ● Perhaps the most practical aspect of Tom Toles's portrayal of a...
August 7, 2013 |
The herd of 25 goats rumbled into Congressional Cemetery in Southeast Washington on Wednesday morning, passing tombstones engraved with words such as "The Honorable" and "HOOVER" (as in FBI legend J. Edgar.) They had been taken there for a mission . Over the next week, the goats are supposed to eat more than an acre's worth of poison ivy and English ivy, which are imperiling the historic cemetery's trees and endangering the gravestones. The 206-year-old cemetery, owned by Christ Church...
August 6, 2013 |
John Kerry has been setting a record-breaking travel pace in his first six months as secretary of state. If he keeps this up, he'll best Condoleezza Rice 's record for miles traveled and days on the ground abroad during her four years on the job. Kerry could — if he wants to dip his toe briefly in a lot of little countries — also best predecessor Hillary Clinton 's record of 112 countries visited. So far, the State Department historian reports, Kerry has visited 26 countries (not counting refueling stops)
May 1, 2013 |
Visitors to the fifth annual Calvert County Green Expo were introduced to all of the conservation efforts available in Southern Maryland. Attendees young and old gathered at Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center to learn about ways they could protect the planet. More than 90 vendors participated in this year's expo. Vendors sold organic, earth-friendly goods and other participants handed out information about their causes. Groups represented at the expo included the Sierra Club, Cove Point Natural Heritage...
December 4, 2012 |
Dear Carolyn: My husband and I are looking to move out to the country and grow our food, have chickens, and a few other livestock (goats, ducks) once we learn what we're doing. He's incredibly excited and has started planning things like how he'll raise crickets to feed to the fish and then the fish will fertilize the garden and we can feed garden scraps to the crickets (and worms, which we already raise) — and while I don't begrudge him his planning and excitement, he...