We all walk ancientrails. Welcome to the journey.

A Garden, Some Latin, Ai Weiwei

Beltane                                                     New Last Frost Moon The potatoes are in the ground.  The lettuce has two leaves, as does the spinach, a few beets have emerged.  The leeks look a bit droopy, but they’ll pick up.  The garlic is well over 6 inches now as it makes the final push for harvest in late June, early […]

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Breakthrough!

Spring Waxing Bee Hiving Moon I have made several entries private and will explain that decision on Sunday. Stay tuned. The snow has only a few strongholds left in our front yard though the back and the woods still has plenty. The garden behind our patio has daffodil stems through the earth, a bit yellow […]

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Keep That Gray Matter Working

Winter                                                            New Moon of the Cold Month Geez.  I felt affirmed by this paragraph in a longer article by Oliver Sacks. Whether it is by learning a new language, traveling to a new place, developing a passion for beekeeping or simply thinking about an old problem in a new way, all of us can find […]

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Moving From the Theoretical to the Concrete

Lughnasa                                            Waxing Back to School Moon Kate has had a nasty cold since Monday and I can feel it trying to claw its way up my esophagus, making my throat scratchy.  My hope is that the recent two time bout I had with some bug in July, then August has revved up my immune system.  […]

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Bees

Imbolc                      Waning Wild Moon Tomorrow and Sunday I study bees.  The U puts on this course for beginning bee keepers each year.  It’s popular, there are 250 signed up.  I need better information because all my bees are dead.  I think.  I suppose I should check one more time just to be sure. Have to […]

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Pictures

Summer                       Waxing Summer Moon From top to bottom: Western half of orchard + three oaks Cathedral at Seed Savers Exchange Southern half of our vegetable garden Lilies, Bees and Beans Carrots Vega the Wonder Dog Vega (right) and Rigel (left)

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Bee-ing

Beltane                      Waning Flower Moon Tomorrow morning Mark Nordeen and I will zip up our white bee suits, put on Wellies and gloves, secure the veiled bonnet that makes us look like prim Victorian ladies headed for a stroll in Hyde Park circa 1880 and do the third check on the bee hive. When I checked […]

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Make Meadows, Not Lawns

38  bar steep fall 29.49  2mph N  windchill 36   Samhain Full Moon of Long Nights Another TED video worth watching:  Where Have All the Bee’s Gone?  In it apiarist Dennis vanEnglesdorp gives a brief overview of the honeybee disappearances in the U.S.  We have lost about 1/3 of the total hives each year for at […]

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