Monthly Archives: December 2013


Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (2)

The started early, around 06:30.  I was due at Beau’s farm, Rettland Farm, at 07:00.  I wore warm, semi-water-proof clothes and was ready to see things I’d never seen before. I pulled into the farm’s driveway between a gigantic barn … Continue reading


Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (1)

The original piece is called Slaughter on Tenth Avenue; it’s a song to which Gene Kelly and Vera-Ellen dance in the movie Words and Music (1948).  I like SoCalled’s version (there’s not a good video of it on YouTube). But now … Continue reading


Special Events

From my journal, 11 October 2013, Johns Brook Valley. My eyes are drooping while I read, so I’ll write for a bit before hiking on.  This morning was a fun one, with a few pretty cool incidents. The first was … Continue reading


Day One: Trailers, Butchers, and Heads

Today was my first day on the farm. Apparently I’m more skilled than most other interns they get here, and will therefore have more of an eclectic time than most other interns.  This includes empathizing with farm animals (thank you … Continue reading


Trans-ADK Photos

This gallery contains 11 photos.

I realized I never posted pictures from my Trans-ADK hike.  Unfortunately I didn’t have my regular camera, and the camera Scott lent to me had such a small card that only a few pictures could fit on it (and I … Continue reading


Preliminary Observations

I’m sitting on my bed in my new room on Whitmore Farm in Emmitsburg, MD.  It’s a basic farmhand room that I’ve seen before: one or two beds (two, here) with a cabinet and other such storage structures, and a bathroom. … Continue reading