Author Archives: dario

Holiday Adult Entertain Mints

Overstuffed with turkey, bacon, stuffing, mashed potatoes, veggies with bacon, bacon with veggies and capped off with mincemeat and sour cream raisin pie — pre-soaked with beer, mid-soaked with wine, post-soaked with another beer —- a restless meat sweat sleep … Continue reading

Thoughts on the Swing

Honey Time!

It’s honey harvesting time at the Co-op.  So far we have 2.5 gallons and we still have more honey supers to go. I finally have been stung now twice (it’s been 2 years so not bad).  The pain is not so … Continue reading

Bees, Harvest


Hello intrepid gardeners! We have a garden, wahoooo!!  Thank you, Peter for helping me get all the tomatoes, peppers and egg plants nestled into the dirt!  It is all beautiful and seeded and planted!! Dario has a few pumpkin hills … Continue reading

Garden, Planting

Planting or Bust!

To all my lovely gardener enthusiasts, Planting commences tomorrow!   I know – very short notice, but this is somewhat extraordinary circumstances this year, so I beg forgiveness.  From 12 pm to 5 or 6pm or so, I will be out … Continue reading

Garden, Planting

Alert: Planting Day Reschedule

Hey there Co-op Members We have a bit of a family situation that has come up.  Due to a fire in Bud’s (her dad) garage last evening, Suzanne will be in Lebanon though this weekend helping with insurance, birds, and … Continue reading

Garden, Planting

Planting Day Plans

Hello Co-op members and those who are considering! It has been a long, rainy, drizzly, cloudy, mushy winter and early spring.  How the earth will dry out in time for May, well only time will tell.  We are going to … Continue reading


Snow Flakes and Moth Traps

Hello all co-op enthusiasts! We have 5 inches of snow up here today, right now.  Just thought I’d share that! Also, for those of you itching to do a little more garden and orchard prep, I’m throwing March 18 out … Continue reading


An Emotional Extortion Exercise

“So are you celebrating Valentine’s Day or are you not a believer?” asked Naomi with a somewhat smirky smile.  I sat down on the bench and smirked back “You mean emotional extortion day?”  Naomi laughed as she slid a weight … Continue reading

Thoughts on the Swing

The Countdown to Wetter Abs.

There ought to be a law or something; for construction sites, whether they are commercial warehouses, track homes or just plain traffic light repairs. A law specifically prohibiting the stopping of traffic on notoriously busy thoroughfares during “rush hour” traffic. … Continue reading

Thoughts on the Swing

Last of the Harvest!

Hello Farmer Friends! Last Harvest Call:  We are looking at the end of our picking season for pears and apples!  Come soon (this week through the weekend)  if you’d like to share in this harvest.  There are about 6 pear … Continue reading