What Happened to Summer

For the three prior summers our attention was focused on rehabilitating the stately Ruben Gridley Wright house while the barn languished in the shade of benign neglect.  The wildlife that considered the barn their home and exclusive domain were glad for the relative peace and solitude they enjoyed while we devoted our time and energies…

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Encampment Weekend

The Westfield Farmers’ and Artisans’ market shared the village common this weekend with soldiers from the past.  Reenactors from the Union’s 9th Cavalry Regiment held their annual encampment at Moore Park on June 7th – 9th.  While the reenactors whet through their drills on the common, the Amish farm horses kept a nervous watch on…

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Spring Planting

Sometimes the weather delays and complicates spring planting and some years mother nature just wrecks the plan entirely. Thus far in the spring of 2019, the weather has been more hindrance than help. But at least it hasn’t dealt us a crushing blow like the shear front that blew along the Lake Erie littoral and…

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New Pictures

Honey gathering Honey bees have once again taken up residence in the barn.  The colony has been resident since 2016 and apparently took up residence near an earlier clan that was forcibly evicted in 2016.   OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   The “art” of bee relocation is an exercise in patience, tenacity and fearlessness. Honey bees…

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