Haying Season

We hung out at our land tonight, watching the neighbor bail hay… Bluebird skies, the smell of hay dust in the breeze, 85 and sunny….ahhhh, summertime! We picked rocks and added them to our growing rock pile (will be a stone wall running along the driveway someday…) This is a favorite activity of 2-year-old Pehr. […]

Trillium Season

The woods are bursting with trilliums right now! We took a walk on our land earlier this week, carefully weaving between the big white blooms. We also had our eyes pealed for wild leeks (also known as ramps), which come up around the same time as the trilliums, but didn’t find any. They like low, […]

Spring is Here

Happy spring! It has been a long wait. Finally, in the last week of April, the snow melted for good. The little pond on our land is exploded with spring peepers. Their chorus followed us through the woods as we wandered this evening, looking for wild-flower blooms (none yet). A pair of Wood Ducks flew […]

Summer at the Land

It has been winter for a billion years, give or take, and we’ve officially arrived at the part of the season where even the winter-enthusiasts start to let a complaint slip now and then. They’ll try to disguise it, because they wouldn’t be caught dead complaining about this most magical, endless season… “If we would […]

A Special Spot

This place…Fourty acres of beautiful south-sloping land, with 22 of the acres forested in pine and hardwoods, and the rest an old hay field. In the spring the forest understory is densely freckled with princess pine, fiddlehead ferns and wild flowers–most noticeably the strikingly white Trillium grandiflorum.  We first saw the field during a random drive […]