Peas!

| March 28, 2012

Peas!

remember when i planted peas and spinach on february 17th, and you guys were all skeptical and laughing and stuff? well, usually auntie is simply too well-bred to gloat, but she can’t help but feel a teeny bit smug about this: yes, that is what you think it is… a pea plant. growing in my […]

Tillighast Management Area

| March 28, 2012

Tillighast Management Area

★★★★½  5.5 miles another master gardener friends hike. fantastic property, very varied and beautiful. we saw a magnificent old magnolia tree (flowering!) and some lilacs (not flowering yet) by the cellar hole of what must have been the farmhouse, an ancient-looking apple orchard, some old mill sites, fields, and lots of piney woods. but we […]

Barn Island Management Area

| March 27, 2012

Barn Island Management Area

★★★★★  5.24 miles beautiful day, if a little cold, but then i guess we’ve been spoiled. first full repeat in a long time, but really, a repeat-plus. i did this walk on january 5th. that day, i was amazed i got through 3 miles. today, i couldn’t stop after 3 miles, and went an extra […]

Back from Florida with Some Thoughts on Seed Starting

| March 26, 2012

Back from Florida with Some Thoughts on Seed Starting

hi, all, back from sunny florida. of course, it was just as nice here in new england, i understand. until i got back. sigh. can’t win ’em all, as the sox record during my stay certainly shows! anyway, i’ve lately attended some workshops and lectures on seed starting, and i wanted to share. now, i […]

Escoheag Trail, Ben Utter Trail, Stepstone Falls

| March 26, 2012

Escoheag Trail, Ben Utter Trail, Stepstone Falls

★★★★★  6 miles fantastic walk. varied terrain, a beautiful river, the falls… everything was great today. spring is definitely coming to the woods, too, even if it wasn’t as unseasonably warm today as it was last weekend. i saw tons of red maple in bloom, and even a little stand of coltsfoot by the falls. […]

Beach Pond/Tippecansett Trail

| March 21, 2012

Beach Pond/Tippecansett Trail

★★★★  4.85 miles another wednesday hike with my master gardener friends. pretty varied terrain, but minimal climby. prolly 60:40 hikey:walkey. some old woods roads, some beautiful woodland trails through old hemlock and young white pine woods. there will be no posting for a few days, as i am off now to florida to watch the […]

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