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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.  […]

Pots of preparedness

February 23, 2014

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So there I was working on my Errands List when ny cellphone muttered.  Neighbor Nannette was calling to say that she had acquired the flowerpot we needed for an important scientific experiment–and that she was going to make Reuben sandwiches for supper. Would I care to . . . ?  I believe I was knocking […]

Polish Pasties

January 14, 2014

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Back in October I trotted into the Eastport Market in search of seasonal treats. My head was thinking “chocolate” but my nose was sniffing . . . onions? Simmering in butter? Pierogis??? Shades of my beloved Detroit, where Polish delicacies are turned out by grandmothers in Hamtramck restaurants and church ladies at St. Florian’s and […]