The air was thick with dragonflies

One hot morning this week when I arrived at the barn the air was thick with dragonflies. They were swarming. Dipping and diving in a beautiful air ballet. I love to see dragonflies — not just because of their grace — but because they eat mosquitoes. Lots of them. A single dragonfly can eat as […]

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You’d never know a tropical storm passed through

The day after Tropical Storm Irene was gorgeous. Bright, sunny skies, 78 degrees and no humidity. You would never know there had been a storm — except for the branches down and the mud. We escaped the storm with only minor inconveniences. We never lost power and we had no major tree damage. Our Internet […]

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