Finding the Tiniest in Vermont

8 years ago Rosie 1
Although I have traveled to many places over the years, Vermont has always called to me. I knew it was where I belonged, and it was a happy day when I received my Vermont driver’s license and put on the “greens,” the green Vermont license plates, on my truck (the numbers and letters on my Read More

Cheers Honey

8 years ago Rosie 0
I know – I missed a day. But I had a good excuse. I went to the farm yesterday and added honey supers to five of the beehives. We hope to pull some honey before opening day on the 4th of July. While I was there, I checked out the blueberry fields with owner Byron Read More

Dance Fever

8 years ago Rosie 3
I was chair-dancing this morning…I can’t sit still when a good song comes on the radio, and pretty soon my upper body starts to sway in the computer chair, then my arms start to swing, and pretty soon I’m doing a full out eyes-closed, lip-biting, torso-turning half-body groove-thing. Good thing I live alone. I relate Read More

Me and My Shadow Puppet

8 years ago Rosie 1
Bennington is rainy and overcast today – a perfect day to make homemade bread and a pot of soup. A handful of dried beans that were soaking overnight, some stew meat, garlic, onion, and some leftover tomato sauce and vegetables, along with the rest of the kale I received in yesterday’s CSA box. Once that Read More

Kale, Kale, the Gang’s All Here

8 years ago Rosie 0
I picked up my first CSA share today. Chuck and Lisa’s produce looks fabulous! The shares are still small, as the season is barely in, but I was happy to get a bunch of young kale in my box today (as well as organic eggs, spinach, and mesclun mix). I love kale. It is so Read More

A New Blog Experiment

8 years ago Rosie 0
Today I found a kind of cool new adventure in blogging at alphainventions.com Apparently this site picks up live blogs, so when a blog is posted, it appears on this site as well. Somehow, trusttheuniverse has been picked up by this site, and some readers are getting here from there…welcome! Read More

Little earthquakes and memories

8 years ago Rosie 0
My friend Wojo just sent me a link to a beautiful speech given at Kenyon College. I want to share it with you. The speaker mentions a 1974 movie line that says “Earthquakes bring out the worst in people.” We all have our own little earthquakes on a daily basis. The tough thing about earthquakes Read More

Knots So Good

8 years ago Rosie 0
I have a confession to make. I was a slow learner when it came to tying my shoes. As the only left-hander in the family, I struggled to understand the instructions given by my righty helpers. It just didn’t seem, well, right to me. I was eight years old before I could tie a shoelace Read More

The Moose are Loose!

8 years ago Rosie 0
I am so excited – the moose are invading Bennington! And today we will be partying on Main Street, with music and dancing, arts and crafts…and moose! I will post pics later today – and I’m SURE I will find today’s New Thing somewhere at the fest! Update: Before heading to the Mayfest, I stopped Read More

Greens at the Crossroad.

8 years ago Rosie 0
Today I learned a new word; carrefour. It is a French word meaning “crossroads” and was meant to describe a square or a place where merchants gather. I liked this word because the first half was Latin for “four” and the second half was, quite literally, “four.” Four four. Those types of words always touch Read More

Inch by Inch

8 years ago Rosie 0
A while back, I mentioned that May was going to be a bit serious for me. Well, it’s time to fess up. Many of you readers already know that I was diagnosed with breast cancer in March. So last week, I said goodbye to the tumor that was causing all the havoc, but it left Read More

Holy Geode, Batman!It’s a Thunderegg!

8 years ago Rosie 2
This week I received a box of goodies from one of my sons – how cool is that? He and his wife sent some organic teas, an infuser and muslin tea bags, and two geodes. At least I thought they were geodes. When I wrote to thank them for the fun surprise, I was told Read More

Throwing in the Towel Animal

8 years ago Rosie 0
Today, we are going to talk about the elephant in the room. Towel elephant, that is. This suggestion comes from Georgia-based writer and buddy Pat Curry – and I must tell you, I had a blast doing this! Thanks Pat! I have never been on a cruise, so when Pat suggested making “cruise ship towel Read More

Down the Drain?

8 years ago Rosie 1
A close friend and dedicated reader of Trust the Universe just sent me this link, and I had to share: http://www.familyhack.com/2007/08/29/drain-tip/ I wonder if this would work to retrieve beans from the noses of children? Read More

Gratitude for Sir Buffalo Sushi and the Smell of Spring.

8 years ago Rosie 5
Thank you, thank you, thank you. If I thought you wouldn’t immediately wipe it off, I’d give you a big smooch on the cheek, Sir Buffalo Sushi.I am grateful to your willingness to give the universe some of your unique talents and make us all look at Mother Earth’s gifts in a new way.You rock! Read More

Tomato-Tomahto

8 years ago Rosie 3
Hello, bloglings of the internet. Sir Buffalo Sushi, again. Today I learned that tomatoes aren’t a veggie… they’re actually a fruit. I don’t know if a 5th grader should know that, but now I do. So, make a mental note; tomatoes are fruit. I like fruits better than vegetables. Fruits are juicier and more sweet. Read More

Beavers v.s. Otters: head-to-head

8 years ago Rosie 1
Hi everyone! Sir Buffalo Sushi, again, filling in for Rosie. Today I learned the difference between a beaver and an otter. Otter: Skinny Long, skinny tail Beady eyes Eat shellfish and other river-going creatures Long mouth Beaver: Fat Short, flat tail Big, lovable eyes Eats bark Small mouth I personally like beavers better. Otters are Read More

Cat’s Cradle

8 years ago Rosie 1
So, hi folks, I’m Sir Buffalo Sushi. I usually write for Polka Dot Suitcase, but since Rosie is in Pennsylvania, getting cured, she needed a back up blogger, and I agreed to fill in. The first thing I want to do is wish Rosie luck. She’ll be back blogging in several days, so you don’t Read More

Mom’s Day – to Pack

8 years ago Rosie 2
I called my mother today to thank her for having me. “You’re my favorite mother,” I told her. “Ok, you’re my only mother – but you’re still my favorite.” She dutifully laughed, as mothers are supposed to do. She’s 84 and still beautiful, an Irish Catholic girl born in Chicago and adopted by her aunt Read More

Now I Hanker for Marbles to Lose

8 years ago Rosie 2
Oh my gosh! I had no idea there were marbles worth nearly $500!!! Yes, folks, I felt the need to use three exclamation points for that statement – I wouldn’t want to lose that marble, for sure! Are there any marble collectors out there? Land of Marbles Read More