Archive for May, 2009

Summary update

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

Last weekend Arlene and I went with my mom and two of her neighbors to her 70th college reunion. Let’s see — Thurs 21 May – drive from Newton to Northampton via Lexington, Concord, Greenfield. Fri – attend alumnae college classes in AM, go to Old Deerfield in PM. Sat – alumnae parade and meeting […]

Moosewood whistles

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

When I was a kid the cub scout handbook had directions for making a willow whistle. The idea is that the bark will slip right off a willow stick, and from there you can go on to make a whistle. I never met a willow tree that I could cut a branch from, and never […]

Orchard Expansion 09

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

Maybe it would still really be spring even if I weren’t planting more fruit trees. I’m still a glutton for punishment in the form of tree planting, though. I have, however, found that a mattock is a good supplement to a spade for digging holes to plant in, especially in northern New England ground. I […]