rasputitsa.

Spring is great, because the snow melts and it stays above freezing at night again. Spring is not so great because the snow melts and it stays above freezing at night again. This right here is our road at the moment:   New Hampshire’s four seasons are Winter, Mud, Blackflies, and Preparing for Winter.

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my kingdom for a backup generator.

Spring has totally sprung, y’all. Yesterday, the thermometer at Castle Frostbite recorded 88 degrees. Unfortunately, we lost power in the short but intense thunderstorm front that moved through the area in the evening, so it was also 88 degrees under the roof where the grown-ups sleep. We were in the middle of cooking dinner when […]

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still here.

After-action report from Castle Frostbite: no big harm done here. We lost power for a few hours, and the winds were worryingly strong at times, but nothing got damaged. The chicken house remained in place. The chickens have benefited from Sandy—when I let them out this morning, the run was a muddy mess, but all […]

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