Author: Chris Garrity

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Poults

This evening one of the local turkeys paraded through our yard followed by eight little puff balls. I was able to get close enough to shoot these pictures with my iPhone, because the poults...

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Pool Party

Peter’s 13th birthday is tomorrow. He had his party today with some friends from school. Today was a perfect summer day with sunshine and temperatures in the high 80’s so we all went over...

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Memorial Day Weekend

We had a busy Memorial Day weekend this year, and fortunately the weather was perfect! The pool opened on Saturday, and I had to get all of the lifeguards’ schedules completed. We also had...

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Scratch Day 2010

Today was Scratch Day, a worldwide network of gatherings where people meet up and celebrate and learn about Scratch. We had our own Scratch Club Open House at Clarke yesterday, where the Scratch Club...

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30 years ago today

Thirty years ago today I was supposed to be writing a paper for history class. Instead I was glued to the tiny black and white TV in my sister’s room watching the news unfold...

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Hawks at Fresh Pond

On my way to work every morning I usually go past Fresh Pond in Cambridge. Just across the train tracks from the  Alewife T station, there’s an office building where there’s a pair of...

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May Flowers

We usually do one post per flower, but they come in so fast at the start of May that I’m just going to lump a bunch together. First up is Creeping Phlox. This is...

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New CSF season

It’s that time again. This week was the first delivery of fresh fish from Cape Ann Fresh Catch, the Community Supported Fishery that we’re a member of. This week’s fish was a nice fresh...

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How To Deal With Spam

Do you have a problem with SPAM? What are you doing to fight SPAM? The SPAM problem seems to get worse every year. Do you need some better ideas on how to deal with...

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Blooming

I know these are the easiest orchids to grow, but I’ve never actually managed to get one to rebloom before. That is, they’re usually blooming when you buy them, and the flowers eventually fade. ...