Category Archives: Route 117 Commute

Seriously!

On hearing about my last week, a few people have said they couldn’t imagine being five days without power.  For me, this was just one day more than our power outage in the ice storm of 2008, but yeah, before … Continue reading

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More Route 117 Commute

Some things that catch my eye as I drive to and from work.  I would like to know more about this statue; I’ve named him Adonis Rising but may be offending some artist.  He doesn’t look completely comfortable with his … Continue reading

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I may be crazy

About dahlias.  After so many failures, with only a few successes, I often think that I should just give up on dahlias.  Excuses abound.  Our climate just isn’t right, it’s too hard to pull and store the tubers.  But then, … Continue reading

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Canna at Applefield Farm

I have every intention of writing a more complete blog article about Applefield Farm in Stow, MA, one of my favorite, maybe THE favorite, of my 117 commute.  However, within the last weeks, I’ve had a couple of different conversations … Continue reading

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It smells so GOOD!

In 2009, I heard that cherries were being dumped in the West Coast of Michigan, where I hope to retire, because there were so many that they couldn’t sell them.  I had done tours and tastings for Nashoba Winery for … Continue reading

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How much snow?

Yes, I’ve ordered seeds and have the lights in place but it’s too early by weeks to plant, even indoors.  These days in central MA my life is defined by the weather to a great degree.  I would not mind the snow if … Continue reading

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Local farmstands – Bolton Spring Farm

I came from the midwest and before I’d visited Massachusetts, knowing the stats on population density, I’d envisioned that the east coast looked a lot like the I-94 corridor around Chicago.  I was very wrong.   Trees and brush are allowed … Continue reading

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Other winter gardens

I drive by Bolton Spring Farms every day (more about that in a future post) and a stand of beautiful red shrubs.  I stopped to take pictures on my way to work yesterday.  The common name is winterberry.  It’s a deciduous … Continue reading

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