Monthly Archives: May 2011

Apple Blossom

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Old Apple Tree Blossoms Last year the old apple tree was filled to the brim with blossoms. This year it has far fewer. No conspiracy. No need to blame global warming or anything like that. It is simply that apple … Continue reading

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Black Cherry

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Black Cherry (Prunus serotina) The other cherry trees have lost their flowers. Now the black cherries are blooming along our driveway with their long tassled clusters of white flowers and dark oval green leaves. Outdoors: 72°F/53°F Mostly Sunny Tiny Cottage: … Continue reading

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Hope & Double-Stuff Piglets

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Hope & Piglets A piglet fix for those in need. Hope, pictured above in the psychedelic shirt, is petting piglets in the south field shed greenhouse. These are some of Double-Stuff’s piglets. Double stuff looks like Oreo but a bit … Continue reading

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Tornado Lightning

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Normal Every Night Lightning Thursday night while on the road doing deliveries the national weather alert had given a warning for tornados, not something we usually get in our area. I read that there had been baseball size hail already … Continue reading

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Ramped Up

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Truck Jump In order to save the $600 per day charge for the concrete pump truck we took Nick’s advice and built a ramp for our next several pours. The idea is the concrete truck will drive up to the … Continue reading

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Blur of Dance

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Contra Dancing in Norwich, Vermont Don’t look to hard or too long. You might get dizzy. Outdoors: 72°F/43°F Sunny Tiny Cottage: 70°F/67°F Daily Spark: The difference between paranoid and prepared is how far you go.

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Cherry Blossoms

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Cherry on Blue (Likely Prunus avium or such) Cherry tree bark and leaves are reputed killers of livestock. Fortunately they are very bitter and the animals normally avoid them. According to a vet I spoke with it takes a lot … Continue reading

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Vermont State House Night

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Vermont State House at Night Another view of the capitol building. As you approach our capital city of Montpelier you see the golden dome sticking up above the trees and other buildings nestled in the ring of mountains. This is … Continue reading

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First Dandelion 2011

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First Dandelion of 2011 Color is coming. Dandelions are painting the valley floors with gold. Up here on the mountain we have mostly colts foot instead but I am planting some dandelions – one of my favorite flowers. The animals … Continue reading

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Miss Moose at Marshlands

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Young Moose We spotted this moose at Riddle Pond today. Not a spotted moose. Not a stripped moose. A young moose, a cow I think. She studied us for a while and then headed up the mountain into the high … Continue reading

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