Monthly Archives: August 2011

Guinea Keets

Friends down the road keep guinea fowl to help reduce the tick population in their yard. I used to do the same. This is the chief benefit of guineas. Other than tick control, guineas are kind of a pain in … Continue reading

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Really? A Quote to Ponder as the Stock Market Tanks.

“Our enormously productive economy demands that we make consumption our way of life, that we convert the buying and use of goods into rituals, that we seek our spiritual satisfactions, our ego satisfactions, in consumption. The measure of social status, … Continue reading

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Rain came

The ground has been so dry that, for the first time in 11 years, I should have irrigated the gardens.  Between the lack of rain, the potato beetles and the marauding animals, most of my potato plants have shriveled up. … Continue reading

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The North End is nice, but…

Alice and I took my daughter to Logan Airport so she could fly to Perugia, Italy for a music festival that she was invited to attend. My kid will have been to Italy and I have not… that’s just wrong. … Continue reading

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Arwen, the Flying Dog.

I am in the midst of a renovation of the ell on my old house. It’s getting close.  It started as a sill-replacement job, which (this being an old house) led to removing the entire kitchen, then setting up another, … Continue reading

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The Morning Ablutions

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First Chicken Processing Day of 2011

After a long buildup due to setting up the new chicken processing area, I am pleased to report that, as of Sunday, July 31, organically fed, grass ranged chicken is on the menu again. Twenty birds are packed and ready … Continue reading

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