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Archive for May, 2011

Gardening and a Word About Brick

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Firstly, in the blazing heat (or perhaps humidity is a better description), I added mulch to the garden plot that lies under a large evergreen and abuts the fence dividing our yard from the neighbors. Naturally I ran out of mulch, but managed to be pleased with the results anyway. I am a fan of […]

The Bunting Was Hung …

Friday, May 13th, 2011

… on La Belle Vie with care … Yes we are ready for the Keuka Rifles send-off reenactment tomorrow. It is hot and steamy here today. Actually, it really is only in the low seventy degree range, but it is quite humid with a chance of rain in the forecast. Here is hoping the rain […]

Gardening, Need a Plant ID

Friday, May 6th, 2011

We have been struggling to get the gardens under control, and that is a lot of work. In Brooklyn, my back yard garden measured approximately 10 x 33 feet. I mowed the lawn with a weed whacker, and was known to complain about the limited space available for planting. Here, we have well over half […]

How Penn Yan Got Its Name

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Not a new story by any means, but just encountered the article while researching genealogical information in the Springfield Republican, located in western Massachusetts. What is also interesting is the article was acquired from the Sing Sing Prison Paper, Star of Hope — though this style of article acquisition was not unusual, I did not […]