Category Archives: Conservation

Slow burn

Slow burn At the most recent Coot-Together, the twice-a-month gathering of The Over the Hill Gang at a local bar and grill, five of us were telling our best tree-felling stories. You know how those yarns work: we try to … Continue reading

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Second gear

Second gear There are worse things than mowing in second gear. Our North Country farm incudes about four acres of yard (I won’t call it lawn because it’s closer to cow pasture than greensward) that has to be mowed each … Continue reading

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Through a hunter’s eyes

Sasha and Abbey know they are not really hunting on this morning walk but some manic corner of my mind does not, and I allow my awareness of nature and its wild beauty to be restricted by my ingrained habit … Continue reading

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Not making hay

In our small corner of the world, there is little we can do to stop the tsunami of agri-greed that is denuding and poisoning this once beautiful section of the North Country. But we will do what we can, even … Continue reading

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