Monday, October 26, 2015

Mighty Oak

On July 30, a strange weather phenomenon occurred here in Norwich, likely a micro burst.  Unfortunately, the beautiful and majestic Oak that had graced the property for well over 200 years was a victim.  She lost a major limb.

Our Arborist checked her out and shared that any time a tree loses 1/3 of their limbs, the tree is compromised.  We agreed to try to save her.  We added supports for the remaining limbs protecting her the best that we could.

We have finally come to the conclusion that the tree, while in jeopardy herself, is also jeopardizing our guests and property.

We expanded the veranda because she provided such amazing shade and shelter from the Summer sun.  She has given all who have lived and visited joy and comfort.  Today, we have to protect her when she can no longer protect herself.

We will truly miss her.  And the landscape will never be the same.  Although, this year, she has shared a 'lot' of acorns.  We have saved some of the best ones to plant.  And in 200+ years, hopefully, she, too will be a proud and beautiful mighty Oak.

Thank you.  We will truly miss you.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Amazing Sunset

Sunset Over the Meadow
We have enjoyed some stunning sunsets this season.

SAP, the old fashioned way

Gathering sap
As many of you know, my day job involves SAP but this is sap.  More precisely, the collection of sap for maple syrup.

Can't wait for breakfast?  Pancakes aren't just for dinner anymore!

Trout Fishing is Open in Connecticut

The State of Connecticut's Trout Fishing season is officially open as of Saturday, April 19.

DEEP ready for opening day of trout fishing

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Deja Vu :)

Haha, I thought I heard the snow plow this morning!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Pilot Peepers!

You know this sound!  It's the sound of peepers!!!  Well, with a random motorcycle and an 18-wheeler in the background.  But the best sound comes from what sounds like two peepers...they must be the ones that check out the conditions.  I think the pond is ready!  I know that I am.  I LOVE this sound!  Yay, Spring :)

Thursday, March 27, 2014

34 and Sunny!

Lower Lawn at Noon
Approximately five weeks after 31 and Sunny, it's now up to a balmy 34 and Sunny!  And you can hardly see the stubborn tiny shady patch of snow that just won't melt.

But the great part is this...

Spring is trying.