We all walk ancientrails. Welcome to the journey.

Travel Agent? C’est moi.

Spring                                                      Waning Bloodroot Moon As travel agent for our house, I make reservations, check on them, plan itineraries and handle changes to travel plans.  Like several of my domestic responsibilities I have these duties because of misspent time over the last couple of decades + learning how to use computers, then the web.  Mostly I […]

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Carpe this Diem

Imbolc                                                 Waxing Bridgit Moon OK.  Today is a new day.  I do not plan to torture my computers anymore today in regard to my legacy laserjet printer.  It has been a faithful companion throughout the last 19  years and I do not plan to give up on it yet.  Even so, I’ve experienced my tolerance […]

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Homecoming

Winter                                                                    Waxing Moon of the Cold Month I’m sitting here, waiting on Kate to come home from her retirement party at work.  It’s at an Applebees, noisy and with people I don’t know so I stayed home.  With my hearing loss a noisy room makes a party, not my favorite place to begin with, much […]

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The Cold Month

Winter                                                                       Waxing Moon of the Cold Month Sunlight has begun to grow, but as is often the case here in January, the snow keeps the air near the ground cold and the amount of light increase will not begin to warm us until February, though by then the train will have left the station for […]

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Digging In

Fall                                        Waxing Harvest Moon Here’s a book recommendation:  36 Arguments for the Existence of God by Rebecca Goldstein.  It has the shetl resonance of Singer, the contemporary Jewish life feel of Chaim Potok and philosophical skill worthy of a Talmudic scholar gone over to the dark side.  This book recounts a few events in the […]

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A Bit More Zap

Lughnasa                                        Full Back To School Moon Over to Fleet Farm in Blaine for more electric fencing material.  This time I purchased a gate kit that will allow me to connect the fence across our large truck gate.  I’m hopeful that this represents the solution, at least for now.  I plan to extend the fence back […]

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Sigh.

Lughnasa                                        Waxing Back to School Moon Rigel escaped.  Again.  This after I don’t know what iteration of foils and barriers.  The neighbor thinks she scaled the fence.  It’s possible.  I have not electrified that part because it’s six feet tall.  Maybe I’ll have to do that.  Geez. Measuring out the fumagilin-b for the nosema treatment. […]

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Rigel. Again.

Lughnasa                                             New (Back to School) Moon The partisans of summer have begun to moan its passing here in the north country.  Those of us who love the fall and the winter have only begun to savor the cooler nights, the lower humidity and the reduction in thunderstorms.  The harvest has begun, though much lies ahead. […]

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Rigel and the Fallen Tree

Lughnasa                                                        New (Back to School) Moon The DEW line here has no flaws.  The Distant Early Warning system, also called Rigel, found the tree that fell over the fence during the winds of today.  She walked on and crossed the road.  The Perlich’s brought her home not once, but twice. No electric fence is good […]

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Photo Time: Late Summer

Lughnasa                                            Waning Artemis Moon Late summer taste treats.  We have red and golden. These are the hives with their maximum honey supers.  We extract honey on Monday. This is just one of several deep cave descents attempted by the Andover Speleological Society, Rigel and Vega founding members. The newly mulched orchard from the perspective of […]

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