Tag: dragonfly

  • almost autumn

    almost autumn and the sky squeezes blue through the eye, guilt from a moment of weeks; two days, one leaf between a bible of pages black and white and velvet brown feet pad through fallen leaves. and still another falls to join them and another still and another still Just a week, now, until fall; […]

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  • Black raspberries and more

    It’s been summer for a little over a week now. On the quarry, and elsewhere in the region, I suppose, that means raspberries. Here they’re mostly wild and black, though there are a few domestic red raspberry brambles planted in the big back field nearly two decades ago. Now the picking of raspberries, dependent on […]

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  • Talking Turkey

    Five wild turkeys ambled through our yard today, not two hundred feet from our home. We frequently hear them in the morning back on the quarry and occasionally see them in the evening, well behind our house, roosting in the cottonwood and walnut trees. They’ve never come this close before, though, and even though I […]

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  • Live and Learn

    As with nearly every other environmentally-minded organization that I can think of, a big part of The Quarry Farm’s mission is education. We hold teacher workshops here, host programs both in-class and on-site for school groups, conduct tours for civic organizations and offer hands-on, guided workshops in organic gardening, water quality assessment, macroinvertebrate identification and […]

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