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Connecticut Summer

Connecticut Summer

A true sign of late summer heat in Connecticut is when the bees start getting out of the house and start relaxing on the front porch. However it...

The Garden is Growing

The Garden is Growing

Even with non-stop rain and below normal temperatures my garden is starting to take shape. Like every year, I over planted, planted too close to o...

On Top of Cannon

On Top of Cannon

Cannon Mountain, a ski slope, former site of the Old Man in the Mountain and destination for my 38th New Hampshire's 4,000' hike this past Saturday...

The Nest

The Nest

Growing up it used to be the first sighting of a robin meant Spring was right around the corner. Now thanks to the internet and those who dwell on ...

What A Difference A Week Can Make

What A Difference A Week Can Make

After two years of living in my house I finally got around to focusing on the finished basement.  My house had been abandoned for over a year and t...

Veggies are Popping

Veggies are Popping

After a decent winter and a real spring for the first time in many years the early vegetables are sprouting from the ground in the surest sign that...

Return of the bear and a solution

Return of the bear and a solution

Once the initial shock of a mama bear and her two cubs tramping through my yard and tearing apart my first beehive wore off I collected the frames ...

Oh bear!

Oh bear!

I have never had a problem with bears.  We had a mutual understand, or so I thought.  Prior to this weekend my interaction with bears was limited. ...

The Best of The Bread

The Best of The Bread

The New York Times is well known for for their coverage of national and world events - however it is their no knead bread recipe that has garnered ...

Starting the Garden

Starting the Garden

The garden is still under six inches of snow - which means it is the perfect time to start those veggies indoors. Each year I take the seeds fro...

Much like Congress, our Herb Garden Bread Trays are all SOLD OUT

Much like Congress, our Herb Garden Bread Trays are all SOLD OUT

That is the thing about old school pieces from a time gone by - when thy're gone - they're gone. We were only able to get our hands on a few of ...

The peepers were peeping, but.....

The peepers were peeping, but.....

Last week on my drive home I passed several ponds near The Hickories  and the peepers were peeping.  Hundred or thousands? of them peeping away - a...