Monthly Archives: October 2018

The Last Daisy

The October sun reaches to the forest floor. With the summer market over, there is time to work on the forest trails, build new fences, mend old ones, and work on a list of projects that will keep me busy … Continue reading

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First Frost Certainty

This morning’s surprise was a fine lace of frost on the grass and ground covers. First frost is something worth celebrating. You always know when it is the first frost, however, in late winter or early spring, you never know … Continue reading

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Thank You

A rare, cloudless sky blessed the last day of this year’s Mt Vernon Farmers Market. We could not have dreamed of a better October day to close the season. Many thanks to all of you who came by. It was … Continue reading

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One Lucky Person

October’s cobalt blue skies continue. There is no rain in the forecast until the end of the month. The cottonwoods towering on the other side of the pond are starting to turn. It won’t be long before their golden leaves … Continue reading

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Golden October

October is golden under clear, blue skies. Humans have yet to invent a word to adequately describe autumn’s beauty. It will soon be time to pick up the rake and gather in a harvest of a million leaves, to blanket … Continue reading

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October Mysteries

The chill October days mean it’s time to pick the last of the berries, and bring in the last of the tomatoes. Another season of gardening is coming to an end. It’s a time to reflect on some of the … Continue reading

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Within Reach

Chickens love apples. They love most any fruit. They will eagerly go for any bit of apple I drop on the ground. What is odd is that up above them, in plain view, and chickens have excellent eyesight, are apples … Continue reading

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