This spring the brothers turn 13; Chloe & Annie, 10; Maukie & Flynn, 7 and Willie, 3

Jan 12: A classic January thaw, 58°
March 17
It's been a delayed spring with no less than 3 big snowstorms the end of March. Even now there are little patches of snow where it was piled up.

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April 13: The first of the wood frog eggs.
The ash splits at the girdling point
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Getting the tiller and cement off the truck
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The trailer decking, not yet attached but two coats of paint, both sides
Sliding the cement down the door on a piece of plywood to the waiting handcart
Ramp Kit
6/11: Bought a ramp kit. Have to figure out the length. The boards will be 2x12s
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6/19: Smashed the back window against the mower handle. $250 deductible.
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Moved the utility pump to directly across from the garden. Had to dig out a bit and dam a bit.
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12 wire coming across a limb from the house side to the pergola and 14 wire coming from the utility pump.
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6/19: Baby pot plants
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First water lily of the summer.
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6/23: Clearing out under the pergola in prep for pavers
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We have had an exemplary June! Can barely remember how horrible May was.
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It had to go--sick of looking at it.
6/29: After two years, I finally get busted for no front plate. $76.
Chloe is ten

July is coming on strong—spent a couple hours sitting in a chair in the brook—worked on the dam
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dead chipmunk
Fluff brought this in for me.
He's getting weird in his old age.
The Monarchs arrived today, July 13
Brook 17 July 2018
7/17: Yesterday the brook was the lowest I've seen it in the 20 years I have lived here.
Then came the rain.
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7/23: Built the garden gate, finally

8/14: With the wire on
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July 30: Built a garden workbench
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8/5: Our tent at Norman's Attic. Brutally hot. Bad picture. I forgot the sun filter.
8/13: A young heron just standing in the middle of my lane. Taken with phone.
Popo in June
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Now we are even buying the clamshells from Amazon—mixed feelings. Popo and Chloe have taken to waiting for me on the front deck.
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A hematoma has left my baby with a cauliflower ear. He is unfazed.
Bad year for puffballs but I am compensated by a good year for sulphur shelf.
9/13: A photo first—six out of seven
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9/28: Richard built me a proper work bench, attached to the house.
19 OCTOBER 2018
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My spiffy new pegboard in the shed
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The garden cleaned up for winter
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"Paved" under the middle of pergola with my walkmaker form. The cement mixer is a dream.

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