Author Archives: mark-diane

Workshop

Did I say handyman?  Au contraire – I meant Master Carpenter. So, we have a new window in the workroom and now we need a massive workbench.  You might be looking at the bench legs. Wouldn’t that be fabulous to … Continue reading

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Forest Management

How can this be okay?  How can people own a beautiful section of woods, ravage it and then leave the mess behind?  I do not get it.  I think this pile, in full view of our home, is in direct response … Continue reading

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Metamorphosis

One of my favorite reads. Three tadpoles are now ensconced in the borrowed aquarium.  We will watch as metamorphosis takes place.  We continue to relocate frogs; fifty at a time.  It is amazing. How do we deal with the heated … Continue reading

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Feeding the Barred Owl

The displaced Barred Owl from next door seems to have adopted our trees as a fly-through and we are thrilled.  We had the oddest bird call happening the past few days and finally found that it was the call of … Continue reading

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Moving On

Nearly a month has passed and so much has been going on.  The property that surrounds us is being logged and we have been fighting the good fight.  We have met some marvelous neighbors who are concerned about their wells, the beach … Continue reading

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Froggie Boogie

Thrift stores rock.  A few weeks ago, we got a game entitled Froggie Boogie and it is fun! Now, we have frogs out in the yard singing and talking to each other.  Carefully, we look for them. Sometimes, during the hunt, boots … Continue reading

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Metal Head

Random daffodils, crocus and hyacinth are blooming around the house.  Yesterday, we tossed around thousands of wildflowers seeds.  We were going to wait until we had moved dirt in preparation for a vegetable garden space, a path, a shed and … Continue reading

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Color Wheel

Today, we went to an estate sale.  What a melancholy occasion.  Someone’s precious belongings carefully laid out with price tags stuck on.  Dresses, hats, a lone color wheel; dishes, jewelry, sheets and blankets and all of the accoutrements of daily life. … Continue reading

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Damage

The other day, I noticed bit of pink surveyor’s tape out in the forest.  I was quite sure we had taken most of it down. Sure enough, upon inspection, there were new lines of tape all along the edge of … Continue reading

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Spring

It is the first day of Spring and it has been spectacular.  This morning we spent a lot of time dragging tree slash to the trailer in anticipation of a weekend burn.  There is quite a bit of logging debris left hither … Continue reading

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