Monthly Archives: May 2011

Cork, Ireland, here I come!

Cork County’s “Rebel County” moniker dates as far back as the 15th century, to the War of the Roses. More recently, however, Ireland’s second city has emerged as one of the top destination spots for tourists since it was named … Continue reading

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Something special in the water

I don’t mean to brag, but I think our well water is the most delicious water I’ve ever tasted. Clean and sweet with a hint of mineral flavor at the finish, it’s perfect straight out of the faucet. But sometimes … Continue reading

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25th Anniversary Country Barbecue!

The Columbia County Land Conservancy (CLC) is a non-profit organization that’s become close to our hearts. It works in partnership with local landowners and communities in Columbia County, New York, to protect wildlife habitats, farmland, and rural open space, and … Continue reading

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Ode to Dermacentor Variabilis

Little tick on my arm your pinch and the oriole signal it’s springtime. Wood tick on my arm your bite and the peeper frogs celebrate summer. Vicious tick on my arm. Birds hunting nicer bugs— your mouth still sucking. To … Continue reading

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WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU WEEDS…make a salad!

Gardeners detest them. Children make wishes on them. And the more you try and weed dandelions from your flowerbeds, the faster they will grow! So as my husband and I were busy in the garden, pondering how we might patch … Continue reading

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Sleeping Beauty

It had been a long winter, you see. So long, in fact, that it was hard for either of us to believe that our ancient, sleeping apple tree would ever awaken from her long winter’s nap. But miraculously, at some … Continue reading

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