SWIMMING ON THE DEERFIELD-THE HISTORY AND GEANEALOGY-PEPPERS ROM THE GARDEN

19 07 2015

GREETINGS

Hot and steaming for today luckily the nights seem to cool off.  Rain showers are preventing the hay from being done.  Jewel weed is almost 7 feet high, going to put a post on Facebook , free jewelweed and free manure come and get it.

Sammy thinking about where he will spend this steamy day

Sammy thinking about where he will spend this steamy day

SWIMMING ON THE DEERFIELD

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We all went down to Sunburn beach on the Deerfield River on Friday.  The water was frigid. Once you got use to it you were fine.  There are lots of glacier pot holes on this part of the river and jumping off them is so much fun.

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 A great time was had by all.

 Lauren and Lil shivering but crying because she didn't want to go.

Lauren and Lil shivering but crying because she didn’t want to go.

LAST SPINNING CLASS

The last spinning class was yesterday.  Both Deb and Joan made wonderful yarn.  We practiced with cotton/linen, mohair, Angora and made some designer yarns.  I enjoyed the class and am looking forward to seeing them both again.

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HISTORY AND GENEALOGY OF CHESTERFIELD MA

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Besides mentioning my families that lived in Chesterfield this book is a treasure-trove of information   When I was a child almost everyone in town was a cousin.  This book explains how that all came about.  So interesting are the comments like Killed by lightning, basket maker of pounded ash, one man was a blacksmith, farmer and man of strength, typhoid fever is mentioned.  large families were the norm and many children didn’t live to the age of 5.  This book covers the years 1762 to 1961. Life was so hard in those days.  

PEPPERS FROM THE GARDEN

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IN the freezer they will go

Many thanks for reading my blog on the summer day, I hope you are enjoying cool breezes wherever you are.

Carole

 

 

 





SWIMMING ON THE DEERFIELD- RIVER-BACK ROADS OF COLRAIN-ADOPTION PROCESS

26 08 2014

GREETINGS

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Yesterday was a delightful summer day, Angus back to the vets and has gained on tenth of a pound hopefully he is getting back to his old self.  I found periwinkle in where the sheep were so it was a hectic moment getting them out of there.  The plant is a poison to sheep and goats.  I am going to pull it up in that area and  reseed the area in Orchard grass and clover seed.  I discussed it with Joe yesterday and he is the leading authority around here on hay.  Because I have such a small area for them to graze Orchard grass will come back quicker and clover has a good root system.

Some of the Maple trees are starting to turn colors already. My Dad used to say that this was a sign of a weaker or damaged tree.

SWIMMING ON THE DEERFIELD

RICKY

RICKY

 

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In this section of The Deerfield River there are many large boulders and pot holes in the rocks left by glaciers.

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Ricky is here for a few days and he loves the river so we went yesterday afternoon.  I think the water is too cold for my arthritic legs but i sat in a chair in the water.  Ricky swam for well over an hour.  The water is beautiful with fast moving currents.  Plenty of rocks to dive or jump off of.

ADOPTION PROCESS

I have started a cat adoption process.  I found a wonderful 1 year old tuxedo cat on pet finder.  His name happens to be Big Sam.    He has a sad story as most animals for adoption do.  I hope that I will be able to get him. I found him on Petfinder which so many people use these days.  I should know by he weekend.   

Many thanks for reading my blog on this sunny day  I hope you have a glorious day.   Carole

BACK ROADS OF COLRAIN

BACK ROADS OF COLRAIN