TALES FROM OUR 44 ACRES

FOILING DEER BROWSE

Deer are the largest and most dramatic wildlife most of us see on a regular basis. This summer we enjoyed watching a mother and her two fawns regularly explore their botanical buffet within feet of our bedroom window.  They were incredibly endearing at such close range, but a cloud hung […]

WADING IN THE WATER CYCLE

The past few weeks, Doug and I have been working on clearing a lane from our barn to the south-facing slope where we plan to establish a vineyard for seedless grapes.  The lane travels from the relatively high ground around the barn and house to the bottom of a small […]

SHOVELING OUT AT UNDERHILL HOUSE

Three days ago, Doug and I were coming home from errands in Madison in near white-out conditions.  The flakes were tiny, but so thick they filled the air, and they were being driven almost horizontally through the headlight beams obliterating any sight of the stripes on the road.  The same […]