- January: Explore the forest trails without being harassed by mosquitos and check out the family cemetery from the 1800s down near the barn built in 1899. Sugaring season is a good time to check out the sugar maple trees and the red-breasted sap suckers also enjoying the sugar maple trees.
- February: Hang out near the pond and listen to the trickle of the spring into the pond.
- March: Garden preparation and planting.
- April: Hunt for spring wildflowers, pick spring bounties like wood nettles, and good timing for morel hunting.
- May: Rose-breasted grosbeaks arrive and many other opportunities for bird watching.
- June: Raspberries ripen and are ready for picking along with blackberries late in June.
- July: Firefly madness. The fireflies will light up the forest floor during the first half of July.
- September & October: Black walnuts are ready for collecting and all the work that goes into having that handful of nuts. Wild persimmons and native paw paws too.
- December: Enjoy the winter solstice among the trees and relax with a drink in front of the wood burning stove.
Aaron Glasson (New Zealand)
Robin & Sharone (New York, New York)
Robin continues to dazzle us with her ongoing efforts to help people and change the world. Sharone is pursuing a professional career as an art director. And because they had so much fun the first time with us, they came back for another visit. We are happy to keep in touch with Robin from time to time and hope that one day she will find herself in our area.
Barbara is working as a marine biologist for an aquarium in Florida.