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farms and fields

Indian Summer, Woodstock, VT

October 22, 2017

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Multiculturalism, Pawlet, VT

October 19, 2017

Nice to see this Tricolored Taegeuk on the side of an old Yankee barn, deep in the heart of VT. It’s probably Korean, but derived from the earlier yin/yang symbol that has its origins in China and Taoism. The yellow, red and blue lobes (“pa” in Korean) represent humanity, earth and heaven respectively (which kinda covers it, no?).

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Evidence, Chesterfield, NH

October 11, 2017

We share our home on this earth with a vast number of creatures large and small,* who occupy all sorts of ecological niches around us.

Beavers – that’s their handiwork above – favor living around streams and marshes, and are second only to man for their ability to manipulate the environment.** They’re mostly nocturnal animals, though you might see one swimming around a pond in the late afternoon. More info on these mammals here.

This fallen white birch was probably 20 feet from a marsh, and 30 feet of so from a stream.

* The Vedas, the most ancient of Hindu scriptures, describe 8.4 million species of life on the planet.

** per National Geographic

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Corn Stalks, Pawlet, VT

October 6, 2017

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Taken a month ago; at this point, the field may be about chest high.

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After a tree is felled (in the back), it’s cut up into sections and dragged over and on to the skidder. Note the uneven cut on the log; Earl had to go full old school – cutting with an ax – after his chainsaw hung up before the tree fell.

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Tom, on the right, checking out Earl’s bag, while Lucky, on the left, off in a bit of an oxen trance.

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