When Your Sister Visits New England…

If your sister comes to New England (as mine did this past week), you’ll almost certainly want to show her a good time. You’ll want her to see all of the charming old homes, the foliage-packed back roads, the historic spots, and the fun shops. Of course, you…

Radiators, Socks, and a Great Blue Heron

The radiators popped on this week. When I woke up I could smell them. And it’s always nice to hear their early morning hissing. When the radiators come on, I know that fall has officially arrived. In other seasonal news, today was the first day I…

The Week in Review

We’re starting to see signs of Fall in Western Massachusetts, despite it being nearly 90 degrees here today and muggy as anything. Further evidence of the impending seasonal shift – acorns, and the arrival of pumpkins at the garden centers. I bought these at…

The Week in Review

We’ve enjoyed cooler temperatures here this past week – a very welcome change. Just this evening, Ginger said, “it’s so nice to be able to sleep under the covers at night!” And, I absolutely agree. Cooler temps have meant that Ginger’s rabbit, Opal, has been able…

The First Eggs!

CPT A (who is usually the one to let the chickens out in the morning) happened onto an egg in the nesting box today. I took photos and was all set to write a blog about “the first egg”, when Ginger came in several hours later…