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Pitter patter

July 10, 2016

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Babs has been over at King Orchards improving the shining hour by picking succulent dark sweet cherries.  If you pick your own, you can have them pitted with this clever machine.   If you prefer to trot into the store and pick up a pack of pre-picked cherries, you can purchase another clever machine and […]

Nature Walk 2: Splashing through the Swamp

July 5, 2016

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My neighbor Tommy is fleet as a deer. He can leap from hummock to hummock without getting wet. He also possesses a very good sense of direction and an intrepid friend named Anabelle. Perfect. Off we went into the depths of mystery.

Camping out on Verdant Ground, with presents!

April 28, 2016

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Yesterday I delivered an Aldo Leopold-style bench to Verdant Ground so that I will have something to sit on while I watch Sue Swain and Shirley Johns renovate the guest cabin on the property. I have a particular interest in this enterprise.

Keeping an eye on things for you

March 30, 2016

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While the Summer People are in Florida and Arizona and Costa Rica, the rest of us are at home keeping an eye on developments Around Here. Someone has to do it, and Miss Sadie, the Cowboy and I don't have anything better to do this week.

And now your Agricultural Report from Babs Young

June 5, 2014

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Babs Young has been out and about in the Township paying attention to growing things.  She found strong evidence that there will be excellent–and local–treats for us to eat this summer. Earlier in the spring, you will recall, that was by no means a sure thing.  On May Day the orchard was bare.  Babs wrote: […]

Sap’s Up!

April 4, 2014

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Bruce Bigelow likes to have something to do.  When he was just a young sprout he used to help his aunt and uncle make maple syrup.  He loves maple syrup.  He looked around at all the maples in his yard and thought to himself, I am going to tap some trees and make some maple syrup.  […]