sprung

our early spring dragged on for months with brief intervals of winter. now it is mid-april and suddenly, real spring is upon us. the early robins, which were coming to the bird feeders and glumly eating seed from the ground (something i've never seen them do), have moved off to the meadows and forest to … Continue reading sprung

blizzard

winter storm stella is winding down as i write. we have about two feet of new snow: nice, light, fluffy powder, but blown into every crack and crevice it can blow into by a swirling northeast wind. the horses look like snow monsters, like candy-colored tanks with long, jagged, ivory icicles hanging from their manes, … Continue reading blizzard

ello, haiku! and all goats go to heaven

do you know ello? unless you live under a larger rock than i do, you have probably heard about the start up of this new, simple, ad-free social media site. simple and ad-free are what i'm all about. part of my role as curmudgeon is to hate flashing, intrusive, obnoxious content that i didn't ask … Continue reading ello, haiku! and all goats go to heaven

pony boarding school, mark 3

in between dashing around central vermont yesterday fetching teenagers and carting them hither and yon for the purposes of my daughter's filmmaking project, we moved soni to his new temporary home. i had best intentions to document it with pictures, but this didn't happen. it didn't happen because i got home late and my uncle … Continue reading pony boarding school, mark 3

and fall fell

edward, the most horrible goat in the world, is an incredible escape artist. he breaks chains, plows through fences, drags concrete blocks for miles, and breaks down doors. at only about 100 pounds, he's not a very big goat, but he's as wide as he is long and too stubborn to let mere physics get … Continue reading and fall fell