March remains Unpredictable

In the month of March, we choose our projects only as nature allows…

A few warm days early in the month allowed an opportunity to prune the Pinot vines. Such a joy to form and train and watch when the buds appear, and they will, but not in March.

A bit of snow before another break in the weather and the turning of the garden begins. The almanac favors planting sweet corn in my environs with a favorable moon – May 15th until the 24th – so nearly two months to prep the soil. Never too early!

Hatch on the Jordan

As the northern Michigan weather turns cold, we can bask in moments gone by.

I am honored to preview a poem that will appear in Michigan Trout Magazine – a publication of Michigan Trout Unlimited.

The poem is accompanied by a photograph taken by my friend and neighbor Bill Dietrich.

Review – Galvanized – The Odyssey of a Reluctant Carolina Confederate by Michael K Brantley

This is a wonderful book – and not just for Southerners and history buffs!

As a bonafide Yankee and someone who has read much about the Civil war – I learned a great deal from the ‘uncommitted’ Southern perspective. This is a factual history book that reads like a novel.

Brantley takes on the tough issues with great care and an objectivity not often seen when discussing the Civil War. He rides the razor’s edge with his open and frank discussion regarding confederate monuments, not afraid to deal openly with difficult subjects. This is a book for the open-minded reader, not one who seeks a simple or politically correct solution to our Country’s most difficult conflict.

Highly recommended!