Arts & Culture

Stella Fong

Apples and fall are synonymous in my world. As cold seeps into the air and the light of day takes on shades of orange, these signs of Mother Nature tell me it’s time to pluck ripening apples from the trees. When collected, they become the treasures to be shined with a pulled down sleeve and bitten into or peeled and sliced to be baked into pies or breads. They can be concentrated into sauce or butter, preserved for future savor. But for me, the prize of the season is fresh pressed apple juice, the nectar from “the noblest of fruits” as honored by Henry David Thoreau.

Stella Fong

Bees help food grow in our world. Their work in cross pollination bring forth the seeds to about one third the farmed crops in the world. In the last years, bee keeping has become abuzz under the Big Sky. The popularity is evident with the Yellowstone BeeKeepers with a membership evolving from a handful of members to now around 60. The group that meets at the Last Chance Cider Mill on the second Tuesday of each month is a wealth of resource for the seasoned beekeeper to the novice to someone who just wants to learn.

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When going through the Flavors Under the Big Sky archives, I discovered that this blog was never posted for the show that aired in the summer of 2016. The Yellowstone Valley Farmers Market is about to end for this season, but I wanted to reshare this story about the great resource we have here in Billings. Mostly, I wanted to encourage parents to bring their children to the market and grocery stores, and let them see, taste, touch, smell and experience the bounty from Mother Nature.

Playlist #1421 Saturday Sep. 7, 2019

“Blue Light Boogie”, Cozy Eggleston, Honkers And Barwalkers vol. 1 (various artists), Delmark Records

“Congo Square At Midnight”, Chuck E. Weiss, Old Souls And Wolf Tickets, Rykodisc Records

“Congo Square Rag”, Corey Harris, Greens From The Garden, Alligator Records

“Down In Congo Square”, Zachary Richard, Snake Bite Love, A&M Records

“Congo Square”, Sonny Landreth, Grant Street, Sugar Hill Records

“Crawfish Fiesta”, Professor Longhair, Crawfish Fiesta, Alligator Records

Playlist #008 Friday Sep. 6, 2019

“Blue Light Boogie”, Cozy Eggleston, Honkers And Barwalkers vol. 1 (various artists), Delmark Records

“Pony Blues”, Charley Patton, Founder Of The Delta Blues, Yazoo Records

“The Pony Blues”, Son House, Delta Blues, Biograph Records

“Shetland Pony Blues”, Rory Block, Blues Walkin’ Like A Man, Stony Plain Records

“My Man”, Eden Brent, Ain’t Got No Troubles, Yellow Dog Records

“Mule Headed Man”, Marcia Ball, Roadside Attractions, Alligator Records

Playlist #1420 Saturday Aug. 31, 2019

“Blue Light Boogie”, Cozy Eggleston, Honkers And Barwalkers vol. 1 (various artists), Delmark Records

“Sugar Mama Blues No. 1”, Tampa Red, The Slide Guitar: Bottles Knives And Steel vol. 2, Columbia/Legacy Records

“Sugar Mama”, John Lee Hooker, Boom Boom, Pointblank Records

“Sugar Mama”, Bonnie Raitt, The Bonnie Raitt Collection, Warner Brothers Records

“Sugar Sweet”, Bob Margolin, Chicago Blues, Powerhouse Records

“Sugar Cane”, Sonny Landreth, Down In Louisiana, Epic Records

Playlist #022  Friday Aug. 30, 2019

“Telephoning The Blues”, Victoria Spivey, Better Boot That Thing Great Women Blues singers Of The 1920’s (various artists), RCA Victor Records

“Call Operator 210”, Floyd Dixon, Marshall Texas Is My Home, Specialty Records

“Operator”, Grateful Dead, American Beauty, Warner Brothers Records

“Operator”, Eddie Shaw, In The Land Of The Crossroads, Rooster Blues

“Telephone Blues”, John Mayall, London Blues 1964-1969, Polygram Records

Playlist #1419 Saturday Aug. 24, 2019

“Blue Light Boogie”, Cozy Eggleston, Honkers And Barwalkers vol. 1 (various artists), Delmark Records

“Old Man Joe”, JP Blues, Make Room At The Table, Midnight Circus Productions

“Hey Joe”, Buckwheat Zydeco, On Track, Charisma Records

“Nosey Joe”, Brian Setzer Orchestra, The Dirty Boogie, Interscope Records

“Run Joe”, Neville Brothers, Fiyo On The Bayou, A&M Records

“Joe’s Coffee Shop”, Ron Schuster, Live At The Beer Garage

Playlist #015 Friday Aug. 23, 2019

“Blue Light Boogie”, Cozy Eggleston, Honkers And Barwalkers vol. 1 (various artists), Delmark Records

“Moving”, Howlin’ Wolf, The Chess Box, MCA/Chess Records

“Movin’ On”, Memphis Slim and Matt ‘Guitar’ Murphy, Together Again One More Time, Antones Records

“Movin’ On”, Joe Louis Walker, Hellfire, Alligator Records

“Move Over”, Janis Joplin, Janis (box set), Columbia Records

“Move It On Over”, George Thorogood And The Destroyers, Move It On Over, Rounder Records

Playlist #1418 Saturday Aug. 17, 2019

“Blue Light Boogie”, Cozy Eggleston, Honkers And Barwalkers vol. 1 (various artists), Delmark Records

“Chevrolet”, Lonnie and Ed Young, Bo Diddley Beats (various artists), Rhino Records

“Big Blue Chevy”, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Between The Ditches, Side One Dummy Records

“Mule For A Chevrolet”, Mac Arnold And Plate Full O’ Blues, Country Man, Vizztone Label Group

“I Can’t Turn You Loose”, Otis Redding, The Very Best Of Otis Redding, Rhino Records

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