Facts of Life

As we get ready to fix up our coop again, I realized you can learn a lot about life when you keep chickens. For instance, I learned from watching our girls that when the buffet is open, you get your dinner, and don't let anyone get in your way. For the roosters, my kids learned more about the "facts of life" than I was ready to explain. And from the local Fox we learned that it is possible to be...

VERMONT OPEN STUDIO on MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

This weekend I'm participating in Vermont's Open Studio for Memorial Day Weekend. If you're running around Vermont, look for the yellow signs to direct you to the studios of craftspeople all over the state. If you're in Southwestern Vermont, Come Visit my Studio as well as  these two Sandgate Artists: ELLEN QUESTEL,  MALLORY RICH  RACHEL BARLOW Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29 10AM to...

The Coach

T2 had been dishing it out all week. Fifteen-year-old T1 is dating a girl whose sister is the same age as T2, and the younger generation has made it their mission to report on every cuddle or kiss. So the Committee on Perfect Parenting will forgive me if I was suspicious of T1's motives when I saw him carrying a bat as he hustled his younger brother out the door.  Still, I said nothing as T2...

Gearing Up

This coming weekend is Open Studio Weekend in Vermont. Artists around the state, including me, are opening their studios, and I've drafted my family to help make the yard look less like the opening shots for The Addams Family. The meadow has become a lawn, and my garden, neglected for a full year after fractured foot restricted me two solid ground, is in the process of becoming a garden once...