Monthly Archives: October 2011

A Year of Two Springs

Fall                                                  Full Autumn Moon A cool rain and a chilly fall evening with wet gold stuck to the bricks and asphalt, a low cloud cover and darkening twilight skies. Though ready to travel there is a sadness in missing the … Continue reading

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Bee-Keeping, The Third Year

Fall                                                         Full Autumn Moon Our revels now have ended.  The very last of the year’s harvest, four-foot long decorative squash and birdhouse style gourds, Kate brought in yesterday.  The bees are done for the year.  Two colonies will die over … Continue reading

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Where Have We Been? Where Are We Going?

Fall                                                                 Waning Autumn Moon “Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock.” – Ben Hecht Keyhole history.  A standard assumption … Continue reading

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Making Pot Pies

Fall                                                       Waxing Autumn Moon We had our final straight from the garden meal last night.  Roasted potatoes, onions, fennel, carrots and a lone beet.  Raspberries for dessert.  Marinated chicken for protein, not from here. Today I cut up the leeks, … Continue reading

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A Carnegie Library

Fall                                                   Waxing Autumn Moon Reading.  Alexandria, Indiana had a Carnegie library, one of those brick and limestone buildings sprinkled throughout American small towns, so ubiquitous we give them little thought.  Like the water tower they’ve always been there. Ours had … Continue reading

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The Final Harvest

Fall                                                Waxing Autumn Moon Going out today to collect the rest of the rest of the harvest.  A few potato plants I missed the first time around remain.  Leeks, those Musselberg Giants.  Some carrots, some chard.  Beans.  Rain has appeared … Continue reading

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Draco

Fall                                                 Waxing Autumn Moon I might have been a little hard on Kevan.  Or, maybe not.  Bankers, can’t live with’em, can’t live without’em. These last few nights the sky has been glorious.  Draco has his head pointed down at the … Continue reading

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Kevan the Tool

Fall                                                Waxing Autumn Moon We qualify for a special mortgage deal proposed by my favorite institution in America, Wells Fargo Bank.  We went in today to see Kevan, a home mortgage specialist.  Kevan had a computer screen we could see … Continue reading

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A Changeable Month

Fall                                                Waxing Autumn Moon A warm fall night, a clear sky, a half moon high above it all.  The moon roof open on the Celica.  October in Minnesota.  A changeable month. The Sierra Club set its legislative priorities tonight, though … Continue reading

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