Nov 1 2009

Uniontown Escape


Roger and I went to Uniontown for Halloween night.  We found a quiet house on a beautiful fall night.  Jake visited, and the two men talked hunting for quite a while.  After a rainy night with an hour extra sleep, in the morning, we started cleaning and moving furniture.  By the time we have the house ready for sale, we won’t want to leave–I can guarantee that!  Also, we gathered the last six figs.  Not too sweet but worth eating anyway.

Oct 18 2009

Tagging Monarch Butterflies


Cleaning in Uniontown today.  The leaves and fall decorations, new carpet and flooring, all conspired to make us want to stay forever.  Sorted through boxes of books and packed up nick nacks. Visited Uniontown neighbors Roland and Barbara Childs.  Barbara is a master gardener and Roger’s long-time friend.  We discussed fishing, hunting, gardening and tagging Monarch Butterflies.  Never heard of that–but I want to learn!

A little research later, learned that Carroll County hosts a Monarch Madness Festival at Bear Branch Nature Center in the last weekend of September.  I missed an opportunity to learn all about the Monarch’s flight to Mexico and to learn how to tag them.  Next year, I will be there!

Ate four delicious figs and returned home to make a cake for Emily’s brithday.