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Pitter patter

July 10, 2016


Babs has been over at King Orchards improving the shining hour by picking succulent dark sweet cherries.  If you pick your own, you can have them pitted with this clever machine.   If you prefer to trot into the store and pick up a pack of pre-picked cherries, you can purchase another clever machine and […]

Camping out on Verdant Ground, with presents!

April 28, 2016


Yesterday I delivered an Aldo Leopold-style bench to Verdant Ground so that I will have something to sit on while I watch Sue Swain and Shirley Johns renovate the guest cabin on the property. I have a particular interest in this enterprise.

Giant tree lobsters and other good news

February 12, 2016


I have been following Oregon Public Radio quite closely this week and was delighted to discover an NPR story about the Giant Tree Lobster.

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: […]

Bill Bennett’s Anthem to Antrim

April 23, 2014


No invisible birds in the mist today, although they’re coming soon. For one thing, it’s a beautiful day and you deserve to see some nice blue skies. For another, we have presents – I love presents – and they’re all in black and white. Let’s begin with the blue skies. Now the presents. Every now […]