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WANT TO BE A BIONEER?

I do! I just learned about the Bioneers, and realized that is what I have been trying to be for many years. My grandparents were my pioneer role models.   In middle age, a country school teacher and a rural mailman moved from their house in town to an abandoned farm […]

PAINT OR STAIN OUR TIMBERS?

Our house will be built of unmilled timbers, which we selected from our woods (see  my post How to Peel Trees).  Most of them have been peeled and are starting to dry before they will be felled this winter.  Some are too tall to peel until they are felled.  It’s […]

DEER TICKS ON THE RISE

If  you live in deer tick country, tuck your pants in your socks.    I just read in my October Arboretum Newsletterthat the deer tick population there is on the increase.  Researchers are on the lookout for these little beasties there, and this past summer they found deer ticks in […]