Month: May 2015

Classic overprune? I hope not.

Classic overprune? I hope not.

I know it has been at least 5 years since our orchard has been pruned. And possibly much longer. We have a plum tree that is 30 feet tall. It’s built like a poplar and has never fruited. The apple trees are inconsistent producers, are […]

a walk down the lane

a walk down the lane

I think it’s safe to say we’ve skipped spring and jumped feet first into summer. It was hot today. So hot, that before dinner, we decided a walk down the lane was in order to let the cooling breeze wrap itself around us. We enjoyed […]

a smelly dog and the sea

a smelly dog and the sea

On Friday afternoon Paddie trotted home, head held high, acting like a Queen. We wondered why the extra-jaunty demeanor until she got within smelling distance. EW. Paddie had rolled in something disgusting and she was ever so proud of herself. We were less than impressed. […]

music for a pluviophile

music for a pluviophile

I am always listening to music. I always have. My Fisher-Price record player was one of my parents’ smartest investments in keeping me occupied as a child (even if it did mean they had to listen to The Lion Sleeps Tonight on repeat for a […]

Paddie & Nugget

Paddie & Nugget

Sometimes they’re the very best of friends and sometimes… they’re not. Nugget loves to love Paddie. He’s always weaving in and out of her legs, jumping up to bump his head against her chin, snuggling up whenever she’s laying down, purring full throttle. Sometimes we […]

the pink ladies

the pink ladies

We love pork. Especially Christine. Last fall she bartered a photography session for a box of home grown pork with our good friends Barry and Camille and it was amazing. We knew the time was near for us to get pigs. When the aforementioned Barry […]