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Work… Work… Work.

In Uncategorized on August 30, 2009 at 8:45 pm

Sometimes, to non-farmer readers of this blog, ask me why I post so erratically — hmmm…

Right now, I am at my off-farm job (public radio) and being paid to listen to the audio on Bowers & Wilkins studio speakers to James Taylor perform with the Boston Pops under the direction of John Williams, live from Tanglewood.  Wow.  Sometimes, not often, it seems absolutely wrong to be working for wages.  “Up on the Roof” was just performed as the concluding piece to the Sunday afternoon concert series, and it took my breath away– wow — Carole King is a brilliant songwriter. Of course, with a long applause, and the plan is for encore(s)…  A great day for music and a beautiful day in New England.  Encore performance: The Tanglewood Festival Chorus is performing an encore with J.T. with a tribute to our recently departed Senator from Massachusetts.  Encore piece two: And now James Taylor explains to the audience that he understood that there were some traffic delays that caused a portion of the audience to miss the beginning of the concert, so he will play some more songs…

Ahhh… this is awesome! …Copperline

“Day breaks and the boys wakes up
And the dog barks and the birds sings
And the sap rises and the angels sigh, yeah..”

and Secret O’Life

“Now the thing about time is that time
Isn’t really real
It’s all on your point of view
How does it feel for you
Einstein said that he could never understand it all
Planets spinning through space
The smile upon your face…”

And now he has introduced Andrea Zohn on fiddle for Country Road:

“I’d have to be some kind of natural born fool to want to pass that way again,
But I could feel it on a country road…”

back to reality:

In terms of the farm, things are awfully busy this time of year.  Ask me for the story of the day when you see me at the farmers markets this week: Tuesday in Bernardston and Thursday in Northfield, both from 4 to 7 p.m.

I Knew It! We Couldn’t Do It! :)

In Uncategorized on August 24, 2009 at 10:39 pm

We have put two little lambs in the pasture today.  I knew that we would cave in and replace the ones that we got rid of last month.

104_0561.jpg Lambs picture by carriemeow
…and of course, the grass is greener on the other side. The Jersey calf thinks the lambs are interesting:

104_0564.jpg Cookie picture by carriemeow