Monthly Archives: December 2021

Happy Yule!

This is our second Winter Solstice at the Summer Hillstead. We have started a couple of traditions for celebrating this darkest day, reminding ourselves to lean in to one another as we face the harsh winter. We dine by candlelight … Continue reading

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Post-Autumn Food Processing Updates

Mild Fall-like weather continues to prevail into mid-December in these parts. At this time 4 years ago, not only was it cold, it was cold enough to freeze the Panther Hollow Lake in Schenley Park, allowing college students to go … Continue reading

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Oh Deer.

Greeting the first of the sun’s rays, our Hillstead comes alive with birdsong. Squirrels and chipmunks are abundant and have been taking advantage of the warmer-than usual weather by noisily grabbing the remainder of hickory nuts, acorns, and black walnuts … Continue reading

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*Warning: This is not a hunting blog.*

Photos presented herein are by design sparse and do not contain any images of dead animals. Read safely and without peril. Though born in the city, I did most of my growing up in what they called “God’s Country”, about … Continue reading

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