Pye Acres in full bloom

“Our ability to perceive quality in nature begins, as in art, with the pretty. It expands through successive stages of the beautiful to values as yet uncaptured by language.”
― Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac: With Other Essays on Conservation from Round River

The lilac lined lane into our new home has never looked brighter. It looks like a great year for apples, too.

The lilac lined lane into our new home has never looked brighter. It looks like a great year for apples, too.

In full bloom!

In full bloom!

This carefully stacked stone fence is a favorite feature on Pye Acres. Beyond it, Cathy has a special place in her heart for the massive maples.

This carefully stacked stone fence is a favorite feature on Pye Acres. Beyond it, Cathy has a special place in her heart for the massive maples.

A nice spot in the back field to lure in a Gobbler,  with the help of a cast of turkey decoys and a bit of lonesome hen calling.

A nice spot in the back field to lure in a Gobbler, with the help of a cast of turkey decoys and a bit of lonesome hen calling.

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Our first garden

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We’re getting down and dirty to transform a century old livestock paddock into our first garden. With decades of manure rich soil, it’s a great place for growing some tasty produce. The tilling is complete. A selection of potatoes, cucumber, lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, and pumpkins will be planted soon.