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A Pandemic Journal

  It has been more than a month and I have been to town only once, to mail some packages. I live in the country, where the stay-at-home order does not feel so confining, only strange. And sad. To live … Continue reading

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Spring Surprise

  We were not expecting lambs this year. After last year’s horrible lambing season – followed by a drought ­– we decided not to do this anymore. Last year, as if in a conspiracy, all the ewes decided to take … Continue reading

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Autumn in Vermont

Art took these photos on his bike ride the other day– from our place past Gillette Pond,  to the top of Robin’s Mountain, with great views of Mt. Mansfield and Camel’s Hump.  

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Do animals have souls?

The writer and ecologist Carl Safina has been looking at animals his whole life. I am not talking about sheep – but dolphins and whales, elephants and wolves, crows and razorbills. His beautiful book, Beyond Words: What Animals Think and … Continue reading

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Looking at Lambs

  Lambs in spring. Of course, that is when they are supposed to arrive. Not in dead of winter.  To postpone the lambing season – which would naturally begin five months after the first cold nights—until the milder weather arrives, … Continue reading

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Going Gently

We buried our favorite ewe yesterday. Ten years old, Ewelysses died the way the old ewes always do: she just lay down one day and never got up again. It was in the middle of lambing season, and during her … Continue reading

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Dried Flowers for Thanksgiving

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New colors and worsted weight yarns

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More Lambs in Winter

Last year we vowed we would not do this again. No more lambs in dead of winter. Lambing season is traditionally in spring, mostly because it is easier on the farmers. Rams are kept apart from ewes to delay rutting; … Continue reading

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Winter in Ewetopia

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