19 12 2014




My front door decoration.

 I have had these wonderful old skates for many years.  I remember paying 25 cents for them at a flea market.  They have bought me a lot of joy.  Just looking at them I can see someone skating on a lake in the early part of the 20th century.  I used to take my children skating on Bray Lake at the Mount Tom Reservation.  I went there too as a child, skating.  There would be fires to warm you up.  What fun.  I don’t hear of skating much anymore, just indoor rinks.


Usually by this time the snow is up to the outside door of the chicken coop.  They were out yesterday and will be out today.  I still want to have a greenhouse set up for them and will try to plan it this winter.  I do have some windows and it could attach to their door area.

Is it Oatmeal time?

Is it Oatmeal time?


Amtrak will be stopping in Greenfield for the first time in many years.  The tracks are fixed .  If the weather is good I plan to be there when the train pulls into the station. I would like to take the train to Springfield sometime this summer.   The scenery along the Connecticut River will be spectacular.  Sadly though they are not redoing the old Holyoke station and have put up a box type thing  for a station.  It was a beautiful station in its day.  It’s too bad that it couldn’t be fixed, the government spends it money on many other foolish things this would be much more inviting to tourists.

Another great event is that FINALLY happening The Vermont Yankee Nuclear power plant is closing.  A dangerous plant where its owners don’t even live around here.  I am still in the danger zone and will be till the plant is totally dismantled.  But its a step in the right direction.

Many  thanks for reading my blog today and I hope that you have a wonderful day.  Carole