Monthly Archives: April 2014


The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune took direct aim at poor helpless six-year-old Sage last Friday. Heartless mother that I am, I will recount his misfortunes with a stony heart. MISFORTUNE ONE: Sage and I went down the road to examine some of the first pussy willow catkins of the year. I let him […]

A little sap and a lot of ingenuity

It’s maple syruping time, and the fact that our maple empire consists of one middle aged tree and two scrawny saplings has not daunted my husband. When a man’s gotta tap, a man’s gotta tap. Our Amish neighbor Jacob is preparing to enter the maple syrup business and is currently tapping about 1000 trees. His […]