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Babs on Sunday*

January 25, 2016


*I am shamelessly stealing from Mrs. Uphilldowndale’s Spud on Sunday series. As we have discussed, I have a lot of catching up to do around here.  Babs Young has been sending her weekly Michigan Pics the whole time.  I have enjoyed every one of them, but I am not going to post two years’ worth here […]

And now your Agricultural Report from Babs Young

June 5, 2014


Babs Young has been out and about in the Township paying attention to growing things.  She found strong evidence that there will be excellent–and local–treats for us to eat this summer. Earlier in the spring, you will recall, that was by no means a sure thing.  On May Day the orchard was bare.  Babs wrote: […]


May 17, 2014


Enlighten is one of ten new sculptures that will be installed during May along the ArtRapids! Walk of Art in Elk Rapids. (Learn more about sculptor Margot McMahon and her work here).   Miss Sadie, the Cowboy and I encourage you to make the trip.  You will find refreshment for your spirit.  When you have finished […]

The Torch aflame

April 28, 2014


A fair number of blue waters in the North Country are named Torch Lake or Lac du Flambeau. We trace the name to fishing by torchlight in the times before these times – the days of endless forests of tall pines and canoes paddled by Anishinaabe and Metis voyageurs. We imagine the torches flickering in […]

Babs is better

April 21, 2014


What can I say, I press “Publish” and my post goes up, amateur snapshots and all.  An hour or so later I open my email to discover the weekly Michigan Pic from Babs Young: Babs is better. On the other hand, she is persuaded, based on that very view, that spring is still a long way […]

Waking gently

April 13, 2014


At the Writing Studio and Bait Shop mist rose from patches of rich brown leaves and flowed across the Bay, hiding the Leelanau Peninsula.  A mile to the east, Babs Young woke to blue Torch Lake, where the ice is melting at last. Colors are coming back into the world.