#54 The Ballad of Melky Miller & Rye Whiskey in Western Maryland

Greetings, Friends, and welcome to Episode #54, all about the whiskey loving ways of Western Maryland and one notable distiller in particular, by the name of Melky Miller. I’m Lisa Cole, your guide and host, and this is Wildfulness. Whiskey in the Colonies During the early Colonial Era, rum and applejack were America’s best-loved spirits. During the … Continue reading #54 The Ballad of Melky Miller & Rye Whiskey in Western Maryland

#52 Chautauqua Then & Now: “The Most American Thing in America,” July 5-7

Greetings Friends, and welcome to Wildfulness. This episode is all about the Mountain Chautauqua (pronounced “Shuh-TAW-Kwa”) movement here in Garrett County, and the 3-day re-enactment festival coming up July 5-7 in our very own Mountain Lake Park. It’s a celebration of this unique movement in our Nation’s and in Garrett county’s history, where you can experience … Continue reading #52 Chautauqua Then & Now: “The Most American Thing in America,” July 5-7

#51 Go Native! New Germany Park Native Plant Festival, May 11

Greetings Friends, and welcome to this episode on the many virtues of Native Plants and the local Native Plant Festival here in Garrett County that celebrates their virtues, teaches us how to grow them, and let's us purchase native plants from growers that come from all over. The fact of the matter is, the foundation … Continue reading #51 Go Native! New Germany Park Native Plant Festival, May 11

#47 Maple Sugaring Time

Greetings, Listeners, and welcome to episode #47, on maple sugaring. Now I ask you, who does not like maple syrup? Personally, I like maple syrup on just about anything and everything. From pancakes to grilled ribs. So, now that we’re entering that transitional time between the dead of winter and the delights of spring, when … Continue reading #47 Maple Sugaring Time

#42 2018 Autumn Glory Festival with Mother Nature & Garrett County’s Finest

Greetings, and welcome to this Wildfulness podcast episode #42, with inside information on the famous Autumn Glory Festival, held each year in October in Oakland, MD. When you hear the leaves rustle with every gust of wind, you know it’s time. When you smell the tangy smoke of a campfire & see it glowing in … Continue reading #42 2018 Autumn Glory Festival with Mother Nature’s Finest & Oakland’s Very Best

#11 Say Goodbye to Summer, Hello to Autumn Glory

It's September 1st. There was a mist this morning, skeins of light gray cotton wool lingering horizontally, weaving themselves back and forth within the folds of the land and sneaking out onto the lake. This evening, the crickets will sound louder than they did in July and August. And the smell of wood burning will … Continue reading #11 Say Goodbye to Summer, Hello to Autumn Glory

#9 Yep, There’s WINE (and a Wine FESTIVAL) in Those Hills!

As a lover of good wine myself, I have increasingly looked forward in my dotage to a glass of wine nightly with dinner as a pleasure I'm all too willing to indulge in. Notwithstanding the fact that some recent research has had something of a "killjoy" effect on that experience. (Studies now say that women should … Continue reading #9 Yep, There’s WINE (and a Wine FESTIVAL) in Those Hills!