Tag Archives: winter

maple syrup

We’re having a warm spell today so the sap is starting to run in the sugar maples again. I heard on NPR two weeks ago that one 140-year old farm in Vermont started maple syrup collection on January 31st. This … Continue reading

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funny sheep

Winter is here. As in, really here. It’s about 2 degrees F right now with expected wind chill of -25 tonight. Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. The sheep may have thick wool coats and be a hardy breed, but even they aren’t too thrilled. … Continue reading

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seeds and reseeding

It’s that time of the year again: seed orders are due shortly. I think I’ve already written about the inevitable cycle of vegetable gardening–excitement for spring, lots of work prepping, planting, and weeding, followed by lots of harvesting (and more … Continue reading

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five fifteen, near zero, two-fer

We’re definitely two weeks out from the solstice. It isn’t pitch black by five o’clock any more. Indeed, I was outside (briefly) at 5:15 this evening and there was a decent amount of dusky light. The sun went down quickly, … Continue reading

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winter grumpies

I thought I’d write another post about new projects–as in new projects, II.  However, today’s weather has put that entry on hold. Yes, I’m going to complain about the winter weather.  We had snow and wind for most of the … Continue reading

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epic

We woke up this morning to white windows.  No, we do not have white curtains or blinds or shades. No, there was so much snow blowing around (sideways) against a backdrop of white-gray skies that, well, all you could see … Continue reading

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still more snow

We’re up to about two feet of snow on the ground.  That does not include, of course, the (higher) drifts and snow banks hither and thither, including along our driveway.  Almost looks more like a white tunnel these days. A … Continue reading

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