We all walk ancientrails. Welcome to the journey.

For Everything

Lughnasa                                      Full Artemis Moon A full day today and another one tomorrow.  Late August through early September are busy times here at 7 Oaks and Artemis Hives.  Kate’s worked like a Trojan, the Norwegians of Greece, pulling weeds, making piles, churning through task after task.  She wears me out.  And she’s older than I am. […]

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Mighty Possum Warriors

Summer                                         New Moon  (Grandchild’s Moon) From this point forward (if I remember) I’m going to start naming the moons in ways that make sense to our life here at Artemis Hives and the Seven Oaks.  The Grandchild’s Moon is in honor of a yearly visit that takes place most often in this moon’s ambit since […]

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Interesting Stuff

Summer                                            Waning Strawberry Moon The intrepid opossum hunters have not touched their morning meal, nor have they come back to the house.  This work commands their full and undivided barking, yipping, tail wagging and sniffing.  You gotta admire persistence.  Or, maybe not.  It’s pretty damned hot right now. Fleet Farm has aisles full of interesting […]

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Vega and Rigel At Work. Again.

Summer                                  Waning Strawberry Moon Off to Fleet Farm this morning.  But not before I pass on another Vega and Rigel adventure. Nope, neither of them escaped.  They were out much of the night, Kate letting them in and out.  When I got up at 7:15 or so to feed the dogs, I let them out […]

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Route 66

Summer                                           Waning Strawberry Moon Rain beats down and Rigel whines.  We’ve had a couple of dogs with phobias about thunder.  Tira was the most problematic.  She preferred to climb through open car windows in the garage for some reason.  I still have claw marks on the Celica’s leather interior and the Tundra has scratch marks […]

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Holes in the Fabric

Summer                              Waxing Strawberry Moon It seems the gods of fate have not left our pack just yet.  Today was the annual physical for all of our dogs, a process that begins with luring Vega and Rigel into the back of the truck.  Hilo and Kona just jump up into the front seat.  That all went […]

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Reaching Back in Time

Beltane                      Waxing Hungry Ghost Moon We’re only a week away from the summer solstice, but you could not tell it from our current weather.  We’ve had a cool, rainy streak that has made work outside appealing.  It’s also given the weeds considerable encouragement. The internet allows a look-up phenom that you’ve no doubt experienced at […]

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Falling Behind

Beltane                                    Waning Planting Moon Life seems lighter now with Kate at home.  Shared life is so much easier than solo, at least I find it so. Kate made oatmeal this morning and I went out to the garden and picked fresh strawberries.  A delight to have with our cereal.  Also a delight to have a […]

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How Our Garden Grows

Beltane                                                    Waning Planting Moon Plants up, time for photos:

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In 80 Degree Weather You’d Do It, Too. If you fit.

Beltane                              Waxing Planting Moon Vega the wonder dog continues a puppy habit. Even though she’s quite a bit bigger now she can make herself small enough to fit in the rubber water bowl.  This means that when I fill it up, it soon empties.  I have to go buy a smaller bowl, one she can’t […]

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