Hens relaxing

Lazy Day Hens

Fifteen hens share a spacious and secure nighttime home, plus the run of the place whenever there’s someone home to keep watch. Foxes, coyotes, and the oc...

Sap boiling in drop-flu pan

Last Sugaring Day

Today was the last day of boiling for the year at my father’s sugar camp. Maple syrup is a precious commodity, and it’s easy to see why when you tak...

Memorial Snow

Well, it’s been raining for a solid week now. That is, except for a brief break last night–when it snowed. Yes, snow Memorial Day weekend. There was...

Cows enjoying their first taste of spring grass

Frolicking Cows in Springtime

If you think cows are nothing but big, slow animals with no sense of adventure, you may never have seen cows in springtime. It’s true, most of the time co...