Tag Archives: winter

A Winter Sort

A majority of the garden seeds wait in a corner on the lower level of our home. I cleared a sorting table and next month will plant celery and kale at the first greenhouse shift. There is no immediate need … Continue reading

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Bunkering in During Snowfall

Snow began overnight and is expected to continue all day — the first real snow this winter. We need more from winter, a week of subzero temperatures to kill bugs in the ground and to stop the sap flow in … Continue reading

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Cabin Fever

My to-do list has grown since retiring from my transportation career in 2009. The number of items on it was supposed to decrease yet it’s not. After retiring that July 3, I engaged in life outside home in a way … Continue reading

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So It Begins

The holiday season is over and today I return for a shift at the home, farm and auto supply store. I’m fine… I’ll be fine. Since the orchard closed for the season it has been two months of reading, writing … Continue reading

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Winter Soup to Relieve Punk Times

The end of year has been punk times without relief. Some blame it on social media. Social media users post they need a break. They want to cleanse their mind of the drivel, hostility and tumult often found in feeds … Continue reading

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Ice on the Lakes

On early morning walkabout the moon and stars were out, casting silvery light on me and everything. Yesterday a thin layer of ice rested on the lakes, its mirrored surface perfect for skating if it thickens. Based on the forecast, … Continue reading

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Snow Fell

Snow fell as I drove home on Mehaffey Bridge Road through the lakes—a crystalline, sparkling snow. The wind blew as the sky darkened with imminent nightfall. I had turned the radio off. I passed a frozen pond where a herd … Continue reading

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