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Bear TracksJune 12, 2021 in Ginny's Calendar, June 2021 /by Dave Mance III
Meander through a freshly-turned meadow.
Current EventsJune 8, 2021 in Bill Torrey, Dispatches, June 2021 /by Dave Mance III
Credit Robert Frost for the proverb “Good fences make good neighbors.” This may actually be true. I would fine-tune it and add that good electric fences make good, cautious neighbors and can supply a fair amount of entertainment. This windfall of amusement was discovered with the electrification of the fences around our farm when I […]
EAB monitoring in full swingJune 5, 2021 in Dispatches, June 2021 /by Dave Mance III
Henry Martinka, from Shaftsbury, prepares to hang an ermerald ash borer (EAB) trap in his back meadow. The trap is designed to provide data that will help monitor the bugs’ spread. Emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) is an invasive insect from Asia that was first detected in Vermont in 2018. It’s currently been detected in […]
Turning a Patch of Lawn into a Vegetable Garden, Part 3June 1, 2021 in Dave Mance III, Dispatches, June 2021, Uncategorized /by Dave Mance III
It’s time to figure out a fence for the garden, and the options seem endless and imperfect. I’m going to want to keep cottontails, woodchucks, deer, and birds out, and so the logical solution is a 2,000-foot cage. Of course I also want an aesthetically pleasing place to be, so right away the practically-perfect is […]