What’s Growing – in the yard and in the kitchen

The Glory-of-the-Snow has appeared. I think rather than Glory-of-the-Snow, though, it should be called “glory-of-the-leaves” – at least in our yard. So many leaves! The weather was nice enough yesterday that I was able to do some clearing of the front flower beds. But…

Sugar Gliders and Other Ways We’re Passing the Time

First off – I hope you are well and in possession of toilet paper. Has your life changed as drastically as ours has? Here in Massachusetts, we’re doing our best to self-quarantine, dashing out for groceries about once a week and otherwise staying home….

Seeking Color

There’s always a sort of color “drought” between the months of January and March, and I find myself strongly drawn to anything bright and cheery during this part of the year. Do you feel this way, too? Here are some of the things that…

Dogs and Chickens…and a few other things

The days must be getting longer because more of our birds are laying now, including the turkey! Suddenly, we find ourselves with a surplus of eggs again. In other poultry news, we attended the Northeastern Poultry Congress in January. This is one of our…

Arctic Temperatures and an Accordion

Did you have a white Christmas like we did? Wasn’t it nice? Or, maybe it wasn’t so nice for you. Maybe you had to drive somewhere and the roads were treacherous. That’s never fun. But, if, like us, you were spending Christmas at the…