Yoga Schedule May 19th through May 28th

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Robins are either very trusting or not very smart. I built the woodpile in the picture. I am notorious for woodpiles that tip over. The day after this picture the pile fell over. Ian wants to get me a plum. I throw wood on the pile and build in a hurry. I know they only have to stand until we move the wood somewhere else. And, I just always think I am doing an ok job. Ian keeps saying step back and look at the big picture. Maybe I am a little like the robins and I prefer to think that I just trust the wood pile to stay there, just like the robins trust their nest and their eggs to stay where it is built. Or maybe we should all step back from time to time and look at the bigger picture. Is it straight? Will it stand the test of time? Maybe I need a plum. ... 

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Yoga Schedule Week of May 12th

Garlic mustard. Not good! This is a horrible, invasive weed. It can be used to cook with. Other than that we better keep pulling and weeding it out! Here is some pretty good info. Garlic mustard is a biennial, so if you can keep it from flowering and going to seed, you can start to get ahead. I have been working on getting rid of it for 4 or 5 years. Instead of spending hours and hours pulling and bagging it. It only takes part of an hour every day or two. See below for a picture of garlic mustard in bloom. ... 

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Yoga Schedule May 5 though May 12

Look closely at the schedule for the next week, I have cancelled the 9am class on Monday and on Wednesday, the 7:30 and 9am classes. Thanks for understanding!!

The picture above are fiddlehead ferns. They are tasty. Make sure you know what you are doing when you pick them. And cook them correctly! They need to be cooked twice. Blanche and then saute. I always hope to have some ramps and some morels to go with the fiddleheads.  ... 

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Yoga Schedule For the Week of April 28

Do you have any idea how freaking lucky you are? Are you grateful for the breath you just took, or the clean water you just consumed? Just, stop, and think about the gifts we have in our lives every moment, every breath of every day. 

And, now, I am lucky enough to have the opportunity to get a new hip. Whew! The Doctor said, “N” stage arthritis. But, when I looked it up, it was “end stage arthritis.” I am not half way through the alphabet, I am at the end. I am done. So, since I can’t go for a walk anymore, and the pain keeps me up at night, and since they cannot just give me knew cartilege. I get a new hip. Not a big deal, a couple days off my feet and I will be good as new. I promise to do exactly what they tell me to do, and I will be skiing by next winter. Yoga interuption to be announced as I figure out who is around and who can help out. Surgery is the scheduled for the time of year when Bobby is around. I’ll let you know. In the mean time, get to class, tomorrow, or next week. What else is there to do until the snow melts. ... 

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It Snows and Then It Melts. It Snows and Then It Melts.

Wild Wings Trail Map

We will not be opening again for the weekend. 

Prospect Mountain, in Woodford, VT, east of Bennington on Rt 9 is still open. They had double the snow that we did during each storm in March. Ian, Heather and Graham skied at Prospect on Wednesday and had a great time and a great ski. They said the snow is great.

Season pass holders can ski here at WWXC…no grooming, and sticks and debris and bare spots exist but the skiing is pretty nice. ... 

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Yoga Schedule Week of April 20th-April 22nd

That was a fun, quick week. Flew to Bozeman on the 11th and flew back on the 18th. Snow in Montana on Tuesday before I left, and snow here on Thursday as I step back into the reality of Vermont.

We saw the buffalo at the Minerva Terraces in Mammoth, WY. We went to Mammoth this time, instead of West Yellowstone, because the road was not open yet from West to Old Faithful. The elk look like they have had a hard winter. The were scrawny and their winter coat shaggy. The buffalo look the same as other years. Calving season is just starting and we saw some big mamas. The first buffalo calf sighting was two days after we were at Mammoth. Just north of Gardner we also saw a herd of about 15 mountain sheep. It was a good day.  ... 

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Ride For A Cause, and More Blow Downs

Middle Blue Jay, the first mess.

Closed for the season. A couple of updates.

Chuck and I took a leisurely snow mobile tour around the Middle Blue Jay. WOW! I continue to be amazed at the damage from the April 4th wind storm. Six or seven trees in the trail requiring the chain saw. Four trees on the Upper Blue Jay. We lost part of an old grandfather maple on the Goshawk and another huge!!! sugar maple uprooted and tipped over. ... 

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