Tag Archives: nature

Invitation to my You tube channel

As my eldest daughter observed last week, her papa (me) hates drama. Absolutely hates it. On the other hand, I love love love peace and quiet. Saw this little darling this afternoon in our milkweed patch. DM

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Dance!

Last weekend our son John and family went camping.  While John and I were sitting by the campfire,  I spotted one of the grandkids dancing to the radio/ oblivious to the rest of us…….  

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Got a call this afternoon…

My cell phone rang this afternoon.  Looked like it could be a local cell phone so I answered. Good thing I did. “Hi Doug.  This is Pam Davis.   Someone suggested I give you a call.  We have a swarm of … Continue reading

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Tribute to the Creggan White Hare

To all of you that love your freedom…   Creggan White Hare [Verse 1] In the lowlands of Creggan there lives a white hare As swift as the swallow that flies through the air You may tramp the world over … Continue reading

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Hardening

I picked up a nuc of honey bees a month ago.  (A nuc is short hand for a new colony of honey bees, ie, nucleus) . In talking with the owner about overwintering  bees,  he told me something very interesting.  … Continue reading

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This morning

Saw this photo come across my Facebook feed this morning. Welcome to my world. Photo by Abeling photography I drive by that grain elevator almost daily.  DM        

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Winter Storm Warnings

I love winter. (We’re currently under another winter storm warning. ) Travel is not recommended. I have no intention on going anywhere. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++  

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Rebranding our B and B

We have decided to re-open and (rebrand) our B and B on a seasonal basis….( May 15th through the end of October). We originally opened in 2006.   Closed in 2014.  90% of our guests came to us, not so much … Continue reading

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Wild Mulberry Wine

photo by Google There are half a dozen wild mulberry trees on our property. They are a pain to mow around when they’re  loaded with  berries. More than once. I’ve had berries fall down behind my back and end up … Continue reading

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The Hum of Ten Thousand Wings

Living here on this 140 year old farmstead  never gets old…. I was out in the garden/orchard just now soaking it all in. The temps this morning are in the mid 60’s,  there is a light breeze.  Great way to … Continue reading

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