Day: December 8, 2015

We Call It Nyjer!

If you remember July and August, everything was coming up roses. Except maybe those large purple flowering weeds along the highways and byways of North America. This is the native purple thistle. It bears absolutely no kinship to a tiny black seed called “guizotia abyssinica” or nyjer seed. However, it still is packaged in many


 by Mike Moffett  Weirs Times Columnist SPORTS TRIVIA AND THE BLACK RED SOX When I was a student at Plymouth State, the college sponsored an annual “Sports Challenge Cup” trivia competition. I happened to be in a fraternity populated by jocks and we dominated the event. One year we even entered two teams, which met

Choosing Fishing Line

There are so many fishing line choices out there that choosing one can be downright confusing. One walk down the line isle at your local fishing retailer is enough to make your head spin. While guiding clients it’s not uncommon for me to switch out a spool full of braided line for one with mono

Caption Contest Photo #572

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