you found a baby barred owl hatchling in the grass beneath a nest that was 30-feet-up in a dead white pine — way too high to climb — you might find a nearby tree cavity that you could reach and stow the little one in there. Feed it freshly trapped, chopped-up mice. Wait for the […]
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Year two of the garden project started with a decision: was I going to keep using a tractor to work the earth? Like many of you, I grew up thinking that you needed to deeply till the soil to grow things in it. As a boy, I remember being beat up by the family roto-tiller, […]
Like many people, I decided to start a big vegetable garden in the Covid spring of 2020. The goal was a garden on the cheap – a couple hundred bucks was the rough budget agreement with my partner. I went the traditional rectangle-on-the-ground route, as opposed to raised beds, because I didn’t want to have […]
The “drip, drip, drip” of sap landing in a bucket isn’t a sound that’s heard much in Vermont anymore. Most commercial sugarmakers rely exclusively on tubing to silently transport sap downhill to a tank or the sugarhouse. But even if buckets were still the go-to collection method, sugarbushes in the state would have been quieter […]