It's fall, and it's really starting to feel like it. The first signal was when the days became noticeably shorter. Now, temperatures are dropping, and leaves are changing color. Geese are flying high in long Vs, heading south. After a hectic and scattered summer that kept me away from gardening more than I wanted or … Continue reading My Gardening Goals for 2018: Fall Edition
April has flown by, and I can't believe that it's been over a month since I last posted. It's not like anything too out of the ordinary has happened—there was work travel at the beginning of the month, maple sugaring on the weekends, and a lot of time getting our cottage up and running for spring—but … Continue reading Escape to Silver Mountain
We stayed pretty close to home this summer on account Sexy's broken ankle (better now!) and getting our very own camp. We've also been especially busy at work the past few weeks. Because we haven't had a lot of time to play, we decided to head to the Keweenaw for the weekend for a series of small adventures. … Continue reading Weekend Warrior in the Keweenaw
Field trips aren't just for schoolchildren—foresters go on them too. Here are a few highlights from a recent trip to Harvard Forest in central Massachusetts.
We all hated jack pine in college. In forestry school, we spent an entire fall semester alternating our time between cool, moist hardwood forests and the hot, dusty jack pine plains. The hardwoods were comfortable to work in and a lot less likely to harbor nests of vicious hornets. It took me a long time … Continue reading Blueberry Mini-Adventure (and Muffins!)
When I visit cities, I like to walk. I will walk until my feet hurt and I get blisters, but I rarely get sick of walking someplace new if there's ample time and my feet are up for it. Washington DC is a great place to walk. It's clean, it's pretty, there's plenty to see, and public … Continue reading My Trek to Find a Forest Island