Jackets and Sweaters

I read short sections from a long story in the New York Times about bringing flannel fabric production back to the United States to my mom who is six weeks in to her residency at a memory care wing in … Continued

read more... Posted 11.30.18

Fall Chores, Repairs, and Rain. Repeat.

Bad enough that we had to set the clocks back so that we can grope around in the dark at 4:30 pm, but the complete lack of blue sky in well over a month is killing me.  Mornings are socked … Continued

read more... Posted 11.7.18

Not Quite on the Cutting Room Floor

At the Norwich Farmer’s Market on Saturday, October 13, we spotted a camera crew wandering around interviewing vendors and customers.  Ashley Nicole Black, a “correspondent” on Samantha Bee’s FULL FRONTAL, was in Vermont doing a story about the Governor’s race, … Continued

read more... Posted 10.25.18

Night Sky and Rainbow

A professional photographer from New York – Todd Cerveris – is in the Upper Valley as part of the Northern Stage production of “Oslo”.  He found our website, came up and introduced himself yesterday afternoon, and shot these photos last … Continued

read more... Posted 10.17.18

Fall Activities 2018

I’ve been doing the farmers market for over five years, but last Saturday was the first time a fellow vendor came over to my booth to ask if I’d come by to castrate her accidental ram lambs born way out … Continued

read more... Posted 9.25.18

Jack’s Blog: The Visitor

She comes to visit, too often in my opinion.  The word on the street is that she is my Beloved Mistress’s sister.  She certainly has a similar tone to her voice and scent to her being, but she will remain … Continued

read more... Posted 7.1.18

Done Lambing

It’s hard to write up a summary of this year’s lambing because I am still not certain our last lamb, Rita’s boy, is going to make it.  He’s three weeks old and still all skin and bones, but the good … Continued

read more... Posted 5.22.18

Get Rich Quick Scheme

At last I have discovered the best get rich quick plan, not that sheep wool hasn’t been – ah, never mind, since moving to Vermont and with just a little bit of manual labor, I’ll be raking in the moola. … Continued

read more... Posted 2.27.18

Who Am I Kidding? Not Me. Part Two

Saturday, January 6, 2018 This morning I drove to the tractor store in wicked winds and subzero weather, bought two different filters and a white and a red bottle of additives.  The red one is called “911” and is used … Continued

read more... Posted 1.15.18

Who am I Kidding? Not Me. Part One

Friday, January 5, 2018 I get that there remain many lessons for me to learn on this hillside in Vermont, but discovering them in arctic conditions. Well. Sucks. In 22 mph wind and temps hovering around 2 degrees and a … Continued

read more... Posted 1.14.18
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