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October 7th, 2016
It’s likely the deer and wild turkeys will be
the first churches you see when you arrive
home. And next, the leaves ringing Autumn’s
bells. Don’t expect to see a busload of Japanese
tourists pouring into your back yard, their selfie
sticks, batons really, directing the orchestra
of geese, tuning their throats, arranging their ties
It appears the hen’s urging
her poult to wait at the edge
My immediate thought, after my three-year-old daughter swallowed my wedding band, was: Well, I guess there really IS a first time for everything!
Local Middlebury youths Jack Nop and Peter Dickerson (graduate of Mount Abe and currently in his first year at Saint Michael's College) created a Lego stop motion video that became one of the six finalists in an international contest.
The duo entered their video, "Master of Shadows," in the LEGO Ninjago Greatest Villain of All Time Contest.
At the end of August, as has been our custom for the past three summers, our family spent a weekend at the Highland Lodge, on the shores of Caspian Lake in Greensboro, Vermont. Travel with four young children is never easy, so when we find a location that works, our tendency is to return to it again and again. We began an annual pre-school stay at the Highland Lodge shortly after the birth of our fourth child, and it has become one of our happy places.
After Labor Day
Maybe it’s because they see my children
waiting for the bus in their new clothes,
“Mommy, is that a tick?” my seven-year-old daughter asks. She’s looking in the bathroom mirror, pointing to a small black speck under her chin.
Our family’s move earlier this month from the woods to the fields has not only entailed a change in scenery, but also a change in the pests that plague us: We’ve moved from Mosquitoland to Tickville.
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