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A short entry from Thoreau’s journal

I am and have been a huge fan of Henry Thoreau since college. His journals are a fascinating read of his meticulous observations of nature in Concord, Massachusetts. When I miss nature and its quietness, I always revisit his writings. I imagine meandering the grounds of Walden Pond and peeking […]

(Catfish?) eggs still in egg form

Earlier last week I wrote about clusters of eggs we discovered in our fish tank. We guessed it would either be fish or snail eggs. Quickly the process of elimination helped me realize that it’s not snail eggs, because one of our snails died (exact time is unknown, hard to […]

Photo of a determined tree

How does this happen?! And how do you fix it? Still an interesting sight, and a great reminder that fences can’t bind nature. “Something there is that doesn’t love a wall that sends the frozen ground swell under it.” “My apple trees will never get acrossand eat the cones under […]

We want a furry, cute pet!!

Kids want a pet: anything furry and cute. This topic is brought up on a daily basis and potential animal choices run the wild gamut: dog, cat, bearded dragon, baby otter, or a cub cheetah. Their latter choices baffle me. I’m like, what?! How do you cuddle a cheetah? We’ve […]