Author Archives: Hermit

Actual Huckleberries

As I mentioned in my previous post, I call huckleberries any small, wild blueberries.  Well, I decided to find out which ones actually are huckleberries. In the large patch near me there are at least 3 different types of berries.  … Continue reading

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I’m Your Huckleberry!

These are huckleberries for as far as the eye can see. The strange thing is that they are a wide assortment of types of blueberries.  Some huckleberries, some high bush, some low.  I use the generic term huckleberry for any … Continue reading

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Blood on the Plow

Crows ate most of the corn seeds I planted before they sprouted.   The rest they pulled out after they were growing.   So I have resorted to the black arts before I replant. (Note: The scary breathing is just the way … Continue reading

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I Call It Macaroni

Lily found a dead turkey. So I collected a few feathers. I found a use for one. I call it macaroni.

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Irrigation

Last year it seemed almost every rain storm that came this way would disappear just before it arrived or it would pass to the north or the south.   The crops suffered greatly. So this year I am setting up a … Continue reading

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Spring Update – A Little Farming

Just an update on what I am doing. The weather is pretty nice for short periods then back to the cold.  So I have make hay while the sun shines, so to speak. I have cleared two spots on my … Continue reading

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Looking for Land

I don’t often seek to communicate directly with visitors to this website. But I am looking for land and need some help. I truly love my little piece of heaven here at Pithole. But 3 acres is just too small. … Continue reading

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A Trapper’s Christmas Eve

The Hermit performs Robert W. Service’s A Trapper’s Christmas Eve on Christmas Eve in the bitter cold.

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