Category Archives: Visitors and guests

An escape attempt

I wrote last Friday (May 19) about our newest houseguest, Herkie the baby sparrow. When he literally dropped into my life, he was a tiny featherless creature that looked more like an itty-bitty dinosaur than a bird. Rick and I set aside a corner of our dining room as a rehabilitation area, complete with heating […]

Fox pups

We have four or five fox dens within about a quarter mile of our house, most dug into the steep hillsides of the roadside right-of-way bordering our acreage. Most of our neighbors know the dens are there, and it’s not uncommon at this time of year to see one or more cars idling at the […]

The final countdown

Tomorrow is a big day at Peeper Hollow Farm. Within a few short hours, we will harvest a full year’s growth of fleece from our 51 ewes: 29 Romeldales (19 adults and 10 lambs) and 22 Romneys (20 adults and 2 lambs). We’ll then haul 51 bundles of wool into the house, each weighing an […]

My grandmother’s clock

After my grandmother died, I inherited her mantel clock. The clock itself isn’t anything really special — it’s more the sentimental connection with my grandmother who left it to me and with my mom and dad, who refinished the exterior and kept it for me when I was in college. It reminds me of home […]