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September blog – Enjoying the dregs of the summer

The big news here on this New England mountain is the drought. My elderberry bush is strangely lop sided this year; one half dried up and dying and the other half bending low with berries. The rowan (Mountain Ash) trees are suffering the most, with crinkled up leaves...
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December blog 2014

It is Thanksgiving Day as I write this and I am very thankful that I don’t have to go to work today. My thoughts and sympathies are with the many folks who are being forced to work just so Americans can shop on what is supposed to be...
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August 2013, sliding into the dark

The summer has been especially wet here on the mountain. The raspberries are big and juicy and the flowers abundant as a result. There are huge clusters of elderberries, ready to be made into syrup and goldenrod flowers to be stripped and soaked in apple cider vinegar, for...
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