Spring time harvest

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Honey time

So, unfortunately the bees did not make it through winter. One theory is that because of the late season hurricanes there wasn’t any pollen left on the trees for the bees to collect to feed baby bees during the winter.  They weren’t able to maintain their population at high enough numbers to keep each other...
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ON

 
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Wood skidding

We took down 15+ trees south of the solar panels.  we plan to use most of this wood for a treehouse, but much of the wood first needs to be cut into boards with our neighbor’s mill.  We spent a large part of the day dragging the trunks of these trees out of a gulley...
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PYRAMID

harlan is in town so of course we end up in the portal
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Pre Solstice progress

things are really speeding up…
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the next life of a tree

The guess is that this pine was about 60 years old.  the 96 year old neighbor remembers planting this tree.  jay, who is 56 has pictures of his first communion with the tree about head high.  It was damaged in the october snow and threatened to fall on a house.  Everyone was sad to see her go....
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Storm damage 3 months out

The storm that hit right before halloween this year knocked down numerous trees and countless branches. This is what is stil out in the field – i do not exaggerate when i say that all the grass you see in this field was covered with limbs.  we have been steadily picking away at it and are many...
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Art

Marianne Vitale just had her show reviewed.  we had so much fun hosting the burning and shooting mentioned in the article.  Jesse and Chris were literally a hoot to have and anthony and kristen even got out amps around the fire and there were some sick baselines laid down . http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/10/arts/design/marianne-vitale.html
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