Midnight Moose

By , August 12, 2017

Just before midnight Wednesday evening, Aly awoke to the sound of browsing in the dooryard. She went downstairs and looked out the window, where she saw an adult moose and calves.

She woke us up. I grabbed our hand-pumped air horn, Michelle picked up a pocket aerosol horn she’d bought after the recent bear visit (see Bear on the Homestead).

I went to the porch and blasted on the horn, causing an immediate startle and scramble. All the animals headed toward the beach and garden, so we went out to try to sweep them off the property.

Our lilac, uneaten, but also uncaged (Photo: Michelle L. Zeiger).

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Seeking Balance

By , August 9, 2017

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the so-called “Goldilocks Zone.”

This term applies primarily to the just-right (not too hot, not too cold) conditions for life to exist on this or any other planet. Wider usage describes seeking balance in conditions, or situation, or even attitude.

Two Sun Ovens, cooking while the sun shines (Photo: Mark A. Zeiger).

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