floating bridge

August 25, 2015
by Mimi Holtz
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Vermont and a Floating Bridge

A rainy day like today reminds me of board games, jigsaw puzzles, and crafts; reading a whole book ( or two) in one sitting; baking cookies or sewing a new skirt; knitting/crocheting; making homemade soup. Chilly rain that smells like … Continue reading

rain-collage-2

March 7, 2015
by Mimi Holtz
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How Beautiful Was The Rain

Every farmer watches the weather.   It’s often the first thing they do in the morning and the last thing at night.  Check the forecast.  Step outside and see how it feels.  Compare this month’s weather to last year.  Hope … Continue reading

April 8, 2014
by Mimi Holtz
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Springtime: Avocado Flowers, Hummingbirds, and Baby Avocados

  April is the month when everything happens at once in the avocado grove. Farmers  begin to harvest  the crop that has been growing for the past year on the trees.   The avocado trees are in full bloom and … Continue reading

November 29, 2012
by Mimi Holtz
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Red-Tail Hawk in the Grove and Cocktail Avocados

I just had to share this beautiful hawk today.  I spied him perched on this stake out in the grove near the house.  We sometimes need to put up stakes to support a tree.   This is the first time I … Continue reading

October 13, 2012
by Mimi Holtz
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Mimi Avocado Takes Her First Helicopter Ride and a Recipe for Maple Almond Apple Crisp

After the summer harvest,  The Farmer and I took a long-anticipated trip with friends  to Maine, Canada and New York.  One of the highlights for me  was the day we were in Gaspe, Quebec when I had an opportunity to … Continue reading

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