Category Archives: Country Life

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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Getting ready for winter – in April?

Getting ready for winter – in April? Old timers say there are only two seasons in the North Country: Winter Getting Ready for Winter But that’s hyperbole. Each of the four seasons grace the North Country’s landscape with a different … Continue reading

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Mowing your what?

A telephone conversation that only country people would understand. Caller: “I tried to call you earlier today, but you didn’t answer.” Me: “Yeah, I’ve been outside all afternoon, mowing my driveway.” Caller: (pause) “Mow-ing your drive-way…”  

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