Archive for June 2nd, 2007

… and Fast Eddie on the Ziti

Saturday, June 2nd, 2007

We had a new guy at klezmer last night, a percussionist named Eddie. He had brought two drumsticks and two boxes of pasta that he was using as his instrument. “Sounds a lot like a snare drum,” he said. Jeffery, our flautist, told the director that at the next concert, when he’s introducing the band […]

Tanager, grouse, etc.

Saturday, June 2nd, 2007

What with planting pear trees and all the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, we were outdoors a lot. On one short jaunt up what we call “the logging road”, a swath of brambles and other scrub that has grown up where the trucks went when the former owners had the property logged over (there aren’t […]

Four pear trees

Saturday, June 2nd, 2007

I like eating apples in the fall, especially now that we have five apple trees in Casco, but even more than apples I like seckel pears. So naturally I’d like to have a seckel pear tree on the place. The nursery catalog says that seckel pears need two other varieties in the vicinity for proper […]

Three porcupines

Saturday, June 2nd, 2007

On our way to Maine before Memorial Day we saw three porcupines along the side of the roads, two on route 121 south of the blinking light near the Casco firehouse and one on Mayberry Hill Road going up the hill. The first two are positive IDs. The third I just got a glimpse of […]

Lawnmower repair

Saturday, June 2nd, 2007

Might have been a year ago I hit something with the lawnmower and broke the mower. I know exactly what I hit. It’s a big honkin’ hunk of cast iron, the thing the gas company could turn to cut off the gas supply to the house from the street. It’s been there all along, and […]