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Fur Coat Goes A Climbin’

I’m finally getting around to putting up pictures from the last couple of weeks! Woot! The internet appears to be cooperating long enough to get something done for once. Anyway, a week ago our friend Micah from camp this summer came out for a visit! We were the first stop on her epic hitch-hiking road trip from here down to the glorious place called Mexico. We decided to try out the climbing wall here on one of the weekends she was here and it was so much fun! Joe took the “pimp coat” out for a spin (it’s made several famous appearances at camp and it crouched in the corner of my room until I brought it cross country with me) and it was glorious.DSC02722


Micah and I decided this picture looked like he was posing for an Eddie Bauer-esque catalog. Heehee..



This is definitely one of the most epic climbing pictures that have ever graced this blog.


Micah is reenacting a Slow Loris (WHO comes up with these names!?) getting tickled… too perfect.

DSC02750 DSC02708DSC02824 I was belaying Joe, until he swung on his way down and tripped me on purpose. We’re just swinging back and forth like a big pendulum at this point. It was a good day for a climb… and a jacket.


Yesterday was so pretty that I spent a bit of time wandering around Craftsbury. I went over to the library and fell asleep in a patch of sun in one of the rocking chairs on the porch and then I walked down to the Sterling Farm and picked up some hay and played with some baby goats. Then I made some tea and took it out to the hammock and read a little bit of Dune with Micah and then Byron, Micah and I went to capture one of the bald-faced hornet nests I’d been eyeing over on The Common. I climbed up a big tree and took it down…


How COOL is that!? It’s pretty amazing. I brought it into the apartment and hung it up until two wasps woke up and crawled out of it this morning. If I was by myself I’d probably have just left it in the apartment but Joe and Micah made me put it on the porch until the rest of the wasps died. They should have died by now because we’ve had a couple of frosts, but apparently there are at least a couple still clinging on in there. Meh.

Micah and I went over to the apple tree by the kitchen and horked some apples for a pie. The apples were at least 1/2 pound each and the size of large softballs. They were really hard to knock down though, even though Micah was beating at them with a broom. We made a pie last night and then I used the rest to make a big batch of applesauce this afternoon for lunch.

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Linus and I went for a walk around the yard in the sun. It was so nice and he stayed near me for the most part. I told you there would be a lot of Linus for a while, now didn’t I? Yep, I did…DSCN0654