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Category Archives: The Land

Water world

Posted on by Anne Cox

There is a reason I choose plants for this area that can stand periodic flooding. Generally we get this sort of high water in April. But with the January thaw and accompanying rains we have had recently, we get to enjoy a January flood. And the thing about the January flood (as opposed to the […]

Woods work

Posted on by Julie Wortman

One challenge this spring has been to clean up many many years of dead and downed trees to make an accessible path through the woods, along fern and moss draped ledge, down to a marsh. It’s a magical area that has been practically impenetrable. The way these cedars find purchase among the rocks is amazing. […]

Winter woods walks

Posted on by Julie Wortman

Thus far this has been a fairly open winter, so walks through the woods are possible. Most winters lately, woods walks in the winter have been a snow shoe affair. So we’ve tried to take advantage of the weather, often with the dogs. This past weekend I went on a Conservation Commission sponsored walk through […]

Walking at the headland

Posted on by Julie Wortman

One of our favorite places to walk with the dogs is at Mosquito Head, about half a mile from the house. One windy day this week we went twice, once in the morning and once in the afternoon. It was the same and different. In the morning: The morning was a bit foggy

Wetland restoration

Posted on by Julie Wortman

We are doing a very different sort of landscaping project. We are working on recreating the wetlands at the site of an old quarry slag heap. Last year, the owner removed the thousands and thousands of tons of discarded granite that were piled up on the edge of a wetland. This year we are working […]


Posted on by Julie Wortman

I’ve just returned from snowshoeing out onto our land beyond the nursery, bordering the marsh. This is a rather wet area that we rarely get into unless everything is frozen or snowcovered. So snowshoeing is about the only way I get into this piece of property. And even then, it’s a bit of a challenge […]

More snow

Posted on by Julie Wortman

Yesterday we had another winter storm, this one dumping somewhere around 18 inches of snow on us. Along with wind. So no one in our household went anywhere. The chickens were even on their own (water and feed had been topped up the day before). This morning as the sun rose the storm left. And […]