The leaf pile is big, there are lots of leaves out there. They aren’t all this drab. But the kids don’t seem to care about anything but the size of the pile. They all love a big pile. This pile has been around a while. So, it is wet on the bottom. So running through beats diving in. Last year bikes were ridden down into and through the piles. I don’t know where the bikes are this year. ...
Oct 04 2018
I love blue sky and colorful leaves. Fall is an amazing time of year. Hurrying to get ready for winter and at the same time enjoying the last few lazy summer days. The food is good! Fall veggies are great, and I love apples. Apples and cheese, apples and peanut butter, apple pie, apple sauce. The freezer filling up with the abundance of the summer. Preparation. And wood, the most satisfying of all, to be responsible for our own heat. From A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold, “There are two spiritual dangers in not keeping a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace.” ...
Sep 27 2018
There have been some amazing views for those up for sunrise or out for sundown. When we see through the same eyes from the same direction we see the same view. Time to look from a different perspective. Early, late or upside down. This view above is from Rt. 11 at Bromley
September 29th, Saturday, 8:30-9:30am slow flow,
October 1st, Monday, 9-10:30am, slow flow
October 1st, Monday, 5:30pm slow flow
October 2nd, Tuesday, 7:30-8:30am, stiff and sore
October 3rd, Wednesday, 7:30-8:30am, stiff and sore
October 3rd,Wednesday, 9-10:30am, slow flow
October 5th, Friday ,7:30-8:30am, stiff and sore
October 5th, Friday, 9-10:30am, slow flow
October 6th, Saturday, 8:30-9:30am, slow flow ...
Sep 20 2018
Work meeting on the new trail, Sunday, September 23rd, at 9am. Ian and Bill have some wood to move. The buncher left a little wood in the way. Needs to be moved before the excavator comes in. The buncher, did you notice I did not say “feller-buncher”, if you are in the “know” it is “buncher”. Bring work gloves and water and wear study boots. ...
Sep 20 2018
How do they fly? They are so full of pollen. The sunflowers mostly are past and they do not all look this beautiful to me. But the birds and the bees are happy! The birds are loud and talking and eating! The bees, well, they are busy!
September 22nd, Saturday, 8:30-9:30am slow flow,this is Peru Fair Day, remember to go to Lover’s Lane to get here.
September 24th, Monday, 9-10:30am, slow flow
September 24th, Monday, 5:30pm slow flow
September 25th, Tuesday, 7:30-8:30am, stiff and sore
September 26th, Wednesday, 7:30-8:30am, stiff and sore
September 26th,Wednesday, 9-10:30am, slow flow
September 28th, Friday ,7:30-8:30am, stiff and sore
September, 28th, Friday, 9-10:30am, slow flow
September 29th, Saturday, 8:30-9:30am, slow flow ...
Sep 14 2018
Everything’s a little easier with a little help from your friends. I love to get things done by myself. But there are many times, when help from friends makes everything better. Whether it is something in yoga, or building a ski trail. Or just letting someone cook you a meal. When I was healing from my new hip, I instinctively would say, “No, I can do it.” I finally surrendered and decided the right answer was, “Thank you! I appreciate the help.” ...
Sep 12 2018
It is happening. It is a work in progress. There are a few details that will only work themselves out once we have snow and we are skiing.
This is a trail designed by Bill Koch and Ian Black. It is wide enough to skate on, but not limited to skating. It is all on our land “out back”. It leaves the barn/field area and winds up and around, about 3.33 km. Three laps will make 10 km. This ski will have hills – both up and down. You will be working. It will tax your abilities, your stamina and your ability to ski well, as it is mainly designed for aspiring racers to train on. Bill and Ian laid the trail out in the spring while there was still snow on the ground, measuring the length and steepness of the hills. They went over it again and again, trying to perfect the design. Then they marked the way, mostly to guide the feller/buncher and to tell him which trees to cut. Then they went back with the help of many friends and cut the small stuff out of the way and drug it off to the sides of the trail. As of this writing, the feller/buncher is coming in to cut the big trees, and after that the excavator is coming in. Wow, what exciting times! ...