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Garlic - A New Start
2016-10-21 23:57
For the past 20 years or so we've planted garlic at my parent's place, in the garden patch west of the 1760s saltbox that we grew up in. Each October Dad disced the field, added composted ma… Read More
Stunning Fall Colors
2016-10-08 22:39
Who said the drought would cause autumn colors to be subdued this year? Not true.We hiked to the top of Mt. Chocorua today via the Champney Falls Trail. Maples and birches were brilliant in… Read More
Early Fall At Dundee
2016-09-25 21:02
Is there a better time of year than early fall in northern New England? This past weekend we stayed at one of our favorite retreats near Jackson, New Hampshire, breathing deeply of crisp fal… Read More
New York City
2016-09-20 13:01
We were in New York City the weekend of September 10th-11th, staying with friends in their 16-foot wide, six-story restored brownstone in Harlem. These homes have many steps, especially if y… Read More
Taking Stock
2016-09-20 09:49
It is about this time of the summer that I take stock of my vegetable garden. Every year is different: what and where I plant, the weather (no rain!) and temperature (hot!), insects and anim… Read More
Back To The Mountains
2016-08-30 00:51
It was nearly a year since we last hiked in the White Mountains, so it was good to return this past weekend for several hikes. From our base in Jackson, we took in two very different hikes… Read More
My Mom
2016-07-30 12:36
I started Spicebush Log on February 8, 2009, inspired by Tom Ryan's blog, The Adventures of Tom & Atticus. My mother was one of my biggest fans and my most regular reader. In recent year… Read More
First Woodcock Of Spring 2016
2016-03-08 21:47
While walking with Kodi and Henna on a woodland trail in Durham, NH today I looked to my left at a clump of alder growing in a wet swale. Something on the ground among the dead leaves and tw… Read More
Winter Returns
2016-02-06 13:18
On Thursday afternoon my mom and I sat outside enjoying the unusually warm winter temperature of nearly 60 F. Of note, also, was the lack of snow in the yard.What a difference a day makes. W… Read More
My Favorite Two Hours
2016-01-23 17:31
My favorite two hours of the day are 5:00 to 7:00 o'clock in the morning, especially in winter. Every day I wake up a little before 5 a.m. to New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR). After the wea… Read More

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