Month: October 2016

Two Old Men at the Woodpile

There were two old men standing by the woodpile at a farm on the outskirts of Brant Lake. Nearby, pumpkins, waiting to be harvested, decorated the field with orange hues. Green and yellow gourds, stacked next to a cluster of cornstalks and a friendly stuffed scarecrow, dressed in blue denim overalls, completed the autumn display.…

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The Frost Is on the Pumpkin

  For many years I have battled garden pests. I sprayed and eradicated the Japanese beetles. When deer decided to make an unfriendly visit I installed a 7 foot high fence, a challenge for even the most athletic high jumpers. Frustrated, the family of deer retreated to the woods and foraged on berries. Yes, protecting…

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