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About jazzguitarvt

Art is a jazz guitarist living at Ewetopia Farm in Richmond Vermont

Looking at Lambs

  Lambs in spring. Of course, that is when they are supposed to arrive. Not in dead of winter.  To postpone the lambing season – which would naturally begin five months after the first cold nights—until the milder weather arrives, … Continue reading

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Going Gently

We buried our favorite ewe yesterday. Ten years old, Ewelysses died the way the old ewes always do: she just lay down one day and never got up again. It was in the middle of lambing season, and during her … Continue reading

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The Monitor Elm

  We have some great old trees on our property, but the tall one-hundred-year-old elm tree is the grandest of them all. It rises straight up from the roadside like a geyser, and then opens up like a fountain in … Continue reading

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Dried Flowers for Thanksgiving

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New colors and worsted weight yarns

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More Lambs in Winter

Last year we vowed we would not do this again. No more lambs in dead of winter. Lambing season is traditionally in spring, mostly because it is easier on the farmers. Rams are kept apart from ewes to delay rutting; … Continue reading

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The Farm at VYCC

 The Farm at the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps I waited with Nicole beside the greenhouse for the afternoon crew to arrive from Winooski. We had already selected the flats of red onion seedlings, dunked them in fish emulsion, and laid … Continue reading

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