Monthly Archives: October 2014

Golden fall

October is one of the best times for Washington.  We get crisp clear days, cool and not very humid but sunny.  I am taking advantage of this window of beauty, riding my bike to work and walking as much as … Continue reading

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W&OD bike trail

I have been meaning to ride the W&OD trail from the start and finally got around to it.  Alex dropped me off at the start of the trail in Purcellville.  It was about forty miles to my house.  It was … Continue reading

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Everything is free; you just have to go and get it

Chrissy wanted some rocks to shore up the side of her garden. The local garden shops sell rocks and they cost a lot. On the other hand, they are just kind of lying around on the farm. So I brought … Continue reading

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George C Marshall and Loudon County

George C Marshall was a model soldier & civil servant. Winston Churchill called him the organizer of victory in World War II and FDR relied on him. He took his duty very seriously and was uniformly excellent the things he … Continue reading

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A great man I had never heard about

Westmoreland Davis lived a long and interesting life. He was born into a rich Virginia family that had most of its money investing in Virginia state bonds just before the Civil War. It seemed like a good safe investment. His … Continue reading

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Clean Water: Pass it Along

My quarterly contribution to Virginia Forests magazine. They will make it better but the raw deal is below. I get to write the tree farmer of the year article, plus three more articles talking about tree farming in Virginia. Clean … Continue reading

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