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Glory

Glory

Oh my glory. I have a friend who says this when she is amazed or appalled. She says it the way we in our family toss off the oh my Gods. Says it casually both…

Frost Flowers

Who decided to make it January? It has been snowing a little bit most days now for more than a week. We are keeping the fire going and the wood closet full. Temperatures hit the…

A Colorful Reminder

There is a mist around the tops of the mountains in the mornings now. The cold air is here and the sun has yet to burn off the thick curly wisps the night left behind….

Summertime and the Living Is Easy

I saw my first firefly last night. He was flying all alone over the meadow lighting briefly along the high grass and then again up around the piney edge. He must have been an advance…

Surprise in the Garden

Among the list of things I have never managed to do is grow a proper garden.  You know, one with potatoes, and tomatoes, and beans.  We are good cooks, and I always envy those people…

Polka Dots!

April is polka dotted in Vermont. The mountains are just touched all over with wee little green buds, and from a distance it surely looks like a million pale green polka dots. Adding to the…

The Value of a Really Clean Butt

Have you ever seen a geriatric chicken ward? Soon I will apparently be running a nursing home for sweet old chickens who used to like to fly up in the kitchen window when we were…