Monthly Archives: June 2011

Jane Kenyon Quote

At the end of an essay entitled, “A Garden of My Dreams”, she says… We live in an imperfect world, with imperfect characters to match. Our imperfections should not keep us from dreaming of better things, or even from trying, … Continue reading

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Sustainable fish, uh, I mean chicken.

I watched another TED (www.ted.com) speech.  This one was about a chef who fell in love with a fish. It was pretty funny. Of course he didn’t fall in love with a fish, but instead fell in love with the … Continue reading

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Still Life with Compost

 

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Another swarm

Geesh. Walked out to the garden at 8:30 upon returning from dropping my son off at school.  Sure enough another cloud of bees. These gals moved fast. Scrambled to get equipment together, the pickings are getting rather slim, asked my … Continue reading

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Solstice

June 21st brings the shortest night of the year. It is also the day that the garlic stops growing and starts drying out in preparation for reseeding itself and starting the cycle again in the fall.  The scapes will keep … Continue reading

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Moe gotta go

There is NOTHING funny about a bull. Nothing.  Bulls kill people, people who know what they are doing. Scratch a farmer and they’ll tell you the tale of how a bull chased them, how a bull knocked them down, and … Continue reading

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Swarm

Yesterday about 9:30, after chores, something told me that what I had to do next was weed the onions. The list of activities for a clear, calm June day grows longer as the day progresses and, while not the highest … Continue reading

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Potato Beetle Battle

The potatoes are up and doing well.  The potato bugs are also up and doing well. For the past week we have been bent on the hand-picked destruction of these little pests.  They are shameless in their striped beetle-y body … Continue reading

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Ticks

The bugs are takin’ over. Went for a walk in the woods with my friend from down the dirt road.  The route we had chosen accessed the town trails by cutting across some newly opened forest that is destined to … Continue reading

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Chicks

We raise a lot of birds.  These are called Kosher Kings.  They are a dark feathered bird that I think does a little better in non-climate controlled rearing conditions.  The white ones, affectionately known as Jumbo Dumbos, tend to have … Continue reading

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