We all walk ancientrails. Welcome to the journey.

The Chain Saw

Beltane                                                                   Full Last Frost Moon Instead of opening Ovid this morning, I opened the garage doors and took out the chain saw.  Checked the chain oil, thick almost like grease.  Added some.  Filled a measured quantity of oil in a squeeze bottle, poured into the one gallon gas can, added a gallon of fresh gas, […]

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Losing a Friend, More on Dams

Samhain                                   Waxing Thanksgiving Moon “In the view of conservationists, there is something special about dams, something…metaphysically sinister….the absolute epicenter of Hell on earth, where stands a dam.” John McPhee Encounters with the Archdruid (1971) We lost half a cedar tree in our backyard to heavy snow and wind.  We nurtured this tree from a small […]

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Gardening By Doing Nothing

70  bar steady 30.01  2mph NEE dew-point 47  sunrise 6:26  sunset 8:05 Last Quarter of the Corn Moon   moonrise 2306   moonset 1138 While dividing the iris rhizomes this morning, the air was cool and the sun shifted in the sky enough that I can see the change.  These are fall moments for me, […]

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