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In the old days, before well drilling technology became widespread, all rural homesteads had… Read more

Historical Photos

No Small Potatoes

It’s going to be a tough Winter in Vermont, and although there is r… Read more


On Nov. 30, 2020, I hung a load of washing on my backyard clothesline for, most likely, the last time this year. Read more

Life's a Journey

We enter 2021 with hope. A vaccine made by Pfizer and BioNTech for COVID-19 was authorized for emergency use on Dec. 11, 2020, by the U.S. Foo… Read more


In 1786, Scotland’s Robert Burns in his poem “To a Louse,” wrote, “O wad some Power the giftie gi us, To see oursels as ithers see us!” This p… Read more