Thursday, May 18, 2017


My two oldest sons graduated from college in the past two weeks. The younger from Northeast Catholic College (NCC) in Warner, NH and the oldest from Wyoming Catholic in Lander, WY.
I caught a blurry picture of the boots and spurs on the NCC graduate's feet during the final procession.

We are immensely proud of both of them.

Oremus pro invicem!

Turkeys, woodchucks and other suburban wildlife

I live in a rural area. It is not unusual or unnatural to see wildlife on our property. My son trapped a raccoon which was digging our garden just the other day. We see wild turkeys in the woods, and occasionally one finds itself in our front yard-but not often. Fox (eating my chickens) and coyote have been known to frequent the area.
Funny though, the wildlife we see is in passing. Usually it sticks to the forests.
My mother, on the other hand, lives in Norwood, less than 15 minutes from the Boston city limits. Growing up we saw only squirrels, some chipmunks, and a few bunny rabbits.
But nowadays I am apt to see a big buck on the front lawn, a flock of wild turkeys hanging around all day and the day after and the day after that. Woodchucks run around - while not more numerous than squirrels, they are still there. Fox and coyote regularly saunter down the neighborhood streets.

I was staying there last week for a few days and two toms and 3 hens just appeared everyday and wandered around and ate.
I guess suburban sprawl leaves the wildlife nowhere to go but Mom's!

Oremus pro invicem!

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Finals week ....

so I am not writing much. If you want to read something, try this: Dear Future Husband.

Oremus pro invicem!

Monday, May 01, 2017

Another litter of pigs late last week. Peanuts planted today. I think the summer garden is pretty set. We still have pumpkins to plant, a couple weeks before that gets done.
Just finished listening to Tarzan of the Apes - first time since I was very young. Am reading a collection of Sherlock Holmes stories. Am I reverting?

Oremus pro invicem!