Tracy Black

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Yoga schedule June 15th through June 23rd, Bobby teaching on Friday, the 15th

This is Harry, the broad wing hawk from 2016. A fledgling, he had fallen out of the nest and couldn’t fly and had a bum wing. He made it to the new field and we, (Chuck) fed him mice trapped around the property. By the end of the summer he had healed and flew south. See more below.

  • June 15th, Friday, 7:30-8:30am, sore and stiff
  • June 15th, Friday 9-10:30am, slow flow BOBBY is here for his annual father’s day drop in!!! And teaching.
  • June 16th, Saturday, 8:30-9:30am slow flow
  • June 18th, Monday,  NO CLASS
  • June 18th, Monday,  NO CLASS
  • June 19th, Tuesday, 7:30-8:30am, sore and stiff
  • June 20th, Wednesday, 7:30-8:30am, sore and stiff, Gretchen 
  • June 20th, Wednesday, 9-10:30am, core power and stretching with Gretchen
  • June 22nd, Friday, 7:30-8:30am, sore and stiff
  • June 22th, Friday, 9-10:30am, core power and stretching with Gretchen
  • June 23rd. Saturday, 8:30-9:30, slow flow
  • And remember Saturday, the 30th, the RAS ride. See info here.

So, there are a couple broad wing hawks around this summer. But the hawk population seems low. Look around your place, we have way more red squirrels and chipmunks. Do you? This is part of a natural cycle. When hawk and owl population are high they lower the squirrel, chipmunk, etc. populations. Hawk and owl population then drop and the squirrel, chipmunk populations go back up.  ... 

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Yoga schedule June 9th through June 23rd

Look who came to our house to visit this week, a wood turtle. (A little commentary after the schedule.)

  • June 9th, Saturday, 8:30-9:30am slow flow
  • June 11th, Monday 9-10:30am, flow
  • June 11th, Monday 5:30-6:45pm, slow flow
  • June 12th, Tuesday 7:30-8:30am, sore and stiff
  • June 13th, Wednesday,  7:30-8:30am, sore and stiff
  • June 13th, Wednesday, 9-10:30am, 1/2 flow, 1/2 restorative
  • June 15th, Friday, 7:30-8:30am, sore and stiff
  • June 15th, Friday 9-10:30am, slow flow
  • June 16th, Saturday, 8:30-9:30am slow flow
  • June 18th, Monday,  NO CLASS
  • June 18th, Monday,  NO CLASS
  • June 19th, Tuesday, 7:30-8:30am, sore and stiff
  • June 20th, Wednesday, 7:30-8:30am, sore and stiff, Gretchen 
  • June 20th, Wednesday, 9-10:30am, core power and stretching with Gretchen
  • June 22nd, Friday, 7:30-8:30am, sore and stiff
  • June 22th, Friday, 9-10:30am, core power and stretching with Gretchen
  • June 23rd. Saturday, 8:30-9:30, slow flow
  • And remember Saturday, the 30th, the RAS ride. See info here.

The picture is a wood turtle. I found a little info on wood turtles. The only turtle to not be in a pond all the time. I found him under my feet as I was using the weed eating. We kept him a few days, fed him some night crawlers, let the littles kids see him, and released him on his merry way.  ... 

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Yoga schedule June 2nd through June 9th

Pink Lady Slippers.

  • June 2nd, Saturday, 8:30-9:30am slow flow
  • June 4th, Monday 9-10:30am, flow
  • June 4th, Monday 5:30-6:45pm, slow flow
  • June 5th, Tuesday 7:30-8:30am, sore and stiff
  • June 6th, Wednesday,  7:30-8:30am, sore and stiff
  • June 6th, Wednesday, 9-10:30am, 1/2 flow, 1/2 restorative
  • June 8th, Friday, 7:30-8:30am, sore and stiff
  • June 8th, Friday 9-10:30am, slow flow
  • June 9th, Saturday, 8:30-9:30am slow flow
  • June 11th, Monday,  9-10:30am flow  
  • June 11th, Monday, 5:30pm, slow flow

The elusive Pink Lady Slippers, also called Moccasin Flower. It is a member of the orchid family.  They are very picky about the feet (roots), this little patch is under conifers. There were three.

I did find one morel this week. It was under an apple tree. Last year I found 5 or 6 morels under an ash tree. I will look another week or two for morels. Then onto chanterelles.  ... 

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Yoga schedule May 26th through June 2nd

  • May 26th, Saturday, 8:30-9:30am slow flow
  • May 28st, Monday 9-10:30am, flow
  • May 28th, Monday 5:30-6:45pm, cancelled
  • May 29th, Tuesday 7:30-8:30am, sore and stiff
  • May 30th, Wednesday,  7:30-8:30am, sore and stiff
  • May 30th, Wednesday, 9-10:30am, 1/2 flow, 1/2 restorative
  • June 1st, Friday, 7:30-8:30am, sore and stiff
  • June 1st, Friday 9-10:30am, slow flow
  • June 2nd, Saturday, 8:30-9:30am slow flow
  • June 4th, Monday,  9-10:30am flow  
  • June 4th, Monday, 5:30pm, slow flow

And, the photo above, May 25th, 2018, asparagus, sunflowers, garlic and rhubarb! A great big thank you to my helper, Chip. He rototilled the garden and it looks great! Summer is coming on quick! Have a great weekend! Love to all!

The featured photo is my friend Shane. The RAS ride is coming up June 30th. If you don’t want to train and  ride, we still need a few more volunteers, let me know! Check it out here. ... 

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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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