Monthly Archives: January 2012

Geese Riot

This morning, I was out doing the normal chore stuff, when I suddenly heard a screeching sound I had never heard before. It turned out to be a flock of 1000’s of geese rising as one from the pond behind … Continue reading

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Leaf logs redux

I previously tried an early experiment to understand whether leaves could be compacted into a form and burned–unlike loose leaves that just smolder. Today I tried a different experiment–trying to form shredded OJ cartons and manilla folders into a log. … Continue reading

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Autumn Leaves

“Autumn Leaves” is one of my favorite jazz standards to play or hear. After picking it as the title of this post, I learned that it was originally called “The Dead Leaves” (which, you’ll discover, makes it even more appropriate) … Continue reading

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Driveway Spam

Today, as happens every Friday, a small (circulation: ~47,263), free, weekly newspaper in a plastic bag was unceremoniously deposited somewhere in the general vicinity of my driveway. I generally don’t bother opening it up–instead tossing it directly into the recycling … Continue reading

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Field Surgery

Just the other morning, Lightening–one of our male goats–was exhibiting some extremely odd behavior, running around with his head tilted to one side occasionally making dreadful noises. After a few seconds, I realized that one of his horns was dangling … Continue reading

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Lights Out

Part of this past weekend was spent taking down the inside Christmas decorations, including the tree. This year, it was packed chock full of lights–some stuffed deep into the tree’s interior–which created a neat effect. Unfortunately, some time back the … Continue reading

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