Summertime

Summertime

It is storming hard, so I’m making a little time to write while we have power…difficult to sit down without being told to! Summer is slipping through our fingers like warm water running down the creek. It feels wonderful and yet we know it will gradually...
Remembering…

Remembering…

On Memorial Day, the relocated 1870s one room school house was open for the afternoon to our community. It was a magical afternoon spent with three former students, neighbors, and friends, hearing stories dating back to the early 1900’s of teachers, snowball...
In like a lion…

In like a lion…

Traditional maple season is upon us! Paul cannot remember a spring season starting so early in earnest. We’re pretty much two full weeks ahead of schedule, and we’re collecting without having to work around snow. Not a particularly classic scene, although...
Goodbye, 2016… Hello, 2017!

Goodbye, 2016… Hello, 2017!

I am celebrating the end of the year as I have for the past few years: a big pot of curry, a glass of wine, family and friends.  There is something comforting and also fortifying in this combination. Something about a full stomach and heart, no doubt. Looking around...
Yule be Cool!

Yule be Cool!

This summer and fall have been very busy with downsizing Grandma Pat from her log home on the hill to accommodations on Zoar Road. It led all of us to closely examine what is truly important…the stuff or the people behind the stuff. The conclusion we reached is...
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