Jon Crispin's Notebook

Field and Goats

Posted in Animals, Community, Food, Landscape, Nature, Plants by joncrispin on 26/09/2012

When I am not away from home I drive past this field almost every day.  It is on the East end of the Town of Amherst and is one of my favorite views in the valley.  It is lovely to have farm fields right in the middle of things.  A few days ago I noticed some white fencing and as I looked closely I saw that there were goats inside the enclosure.  I had known that there was a business in the area that rented them out to eat brush but this was the first time I have seen them in action.

They are really small, but have been at it in this field for about a week and are making great progress.

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Hay Bales

Posted in Food, Friends, People, Travel, Water by joncrispin on 29/06/2012

 I shot suitcases in Rotterdam yesterday and then drove to Ithaca.  On 206 between Green and Whitney Point I began to notice the big bales of hay that dot the landscape at this time of year.  My friend Bill Marsh used to tell his daughter that they were giant shredded wheats.

Later in the evening Peter Carroll and I went to the Glenwood Pines for a bite to eat.  I hadn’t been there in a long time.

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