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Thoughts on Hunting

This morning I woke up and looked out the window into our front lawn. We recently planted a Gala apple tree, still only 4 or 5 feet tall. I’ve been keeping an eye on it for the last few days, making sure it still appears healthy and is transitioning to our soil well. Well, this Read the full article…


Woolly Adelgid

Summer is officially in high gear. Hunter has been out of preschool for a month and we’re busy busy busy. Today we enjoyed our first ears of Massachusetts corn on the cob with dinner, and I enjoyed one of my favorite drinks to beat the heat: lemonade with sweet mint leaves. Things couldn’t be better, Read the full article…


Hook & Loop to the Rescue

Tidy edges!

This weekend we started erecting the fencing around our two raised bed gardens. When trying to decide what type of fencing to put up, I knew I definitely wanted something flexible and removable, and something tall enough to keep out deer (our primary marauder.) One of the reasons I wanted raised bed gardens is that Read the full article…


Who Cooks for You?

I grew up in a rural town on the North Shore, in a house similar to where we live now, on a wooded one acre-lot near the town line (at which point, the street became a dirt road.) I certainly am no stranger to wildlife, but in the three years our family has lived here, Read the full article…