Monthly Archives: July 2011

Supermarket Parking Lot Mouse

I was provisioning at the supermarket — buying coffee, actually.  I can’t figure out how to grow it on the farm. I walked back to the car and tossed the coffee in the passenger seat before heading to the office-supply … Continue reading

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Weasel Wars, Part 3

Night 9. Twelve chickens have lost heads to the nocturnal predator. On Night 8, I just went to bed… didn’t have the oomph to stay up. I have discovered that the weasel I was battling turned out to be a … Continue reading

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Tomatoes

This year’s first tomatoes.

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Weasel Wars, Part 2

Christo wasn’t available. (You will have to read Part 1 for that to make sense.) But my friend had a .22 rifle that seemed like it would work. Night 7. My daughter was having a birthday party/sleepover with her friends. … Continue reading

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Bon-nie the pig

I have a sow. A large sow. A large, not-yet-reproductive sow. If she’s not to become a mobile sausage unit, she needs to produce some babies.  Thus is the economy of the farm. The sow’s name is Patience.  Irony was … Continue reading

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Weasel Wars, Part 1

This means war. I keep meat birds in moveable A-frame coops in my pasture.  These chickens are lovingly brooded, fed cultured milk and organic grain, and moved daily onto fresh pasture.  This year’s first batch of birds is approaching seven … Continue reading

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Robert Frost

From “Two Tramps in Mud Time”: My object in living is to unite My avocation and my vocation As my two eyes make one in sight. Only where love and need are one, And the work is play for mortal … Continue reading

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Sustainable Food in New England

The Future of Sustainable Food in New England With thanks to Wil Frey for posting on his site,  The Farm on Saddleback Mountain.  

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Currants

It’s 9:00 PM. I’m just in from putting an electric fence around my meat birds.  They live in field houses that I drag around the pasture.  A weasel is getting in. Four birds in four days. Tired and trying to … Continue reading

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The Concert for a New Water Pump for the Las Hogares de Santa Maria de Guadalupe in Santa Apolonia, Guatemala featuring Fiona Shea and Madeleine Stewart (phew! That’s a title)

Seating limited to 50 people.  So buy fast. These two are talented young musicians playing multiple instruments in  in the Celtic, French Canadian and Cape Breton traditions. The cause is a good one… to help an orphanage in Guatamala to … Continue reading

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