The Porcupine

We live out in the boonies. Fields and woods surround us on a picturesque dirt road. Most nights we hear the peepers at the pond below us and occasionally (and this is as rare as a blue moon) we’ll hear the coyotes. But for the past several nights we’ve been hearing a different noise. Scuffing, […]

A New England Spring

Glory be to God for dappled things- For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow; For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim; Fresh-firecoal chesnut-falls; finches’ wings; Landscape plotted and pieced -fold, fallow and plough: Praise him. From “Pied Beauty” by Gerard Manley Hopkins

Growing Rocks and Potatoes

In Genesis when God cursed the ground He never made any mention of rocks. Thorns and thistles but not rocks. “Both thorns and thistles it shall grow for you,” God told Adam; “In toil you will eat of it all the days of your life; and you will eat the plants of the field.” (Genesis 3:17-18) […]