Category Archives: Daily Catskills

Daily Catskills: 03/22/22

Dry with gusty winds, 43F at noon and a special weather alert for high winds. A burn ban is in effect until May 14th. Mostly clear skies with gauzy cloud turning thicker by sunset, and a high of 55F in the Dry Brook Valley. Garlic sprouting on the farm.

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Daily Catskills: 03/21/22

Brilliant sunshine with clouds getting lost in the vast expanse of light blue like chunks of cotton wool. A high of 46F and a low of 30F, with high winds of 30 mph making it even chillier. A first spring dip into the stream this year for the Alfie, the Black Lab.

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Daily Catskills: 03/20/22 Spring Equinox

The first day of Spring, the Vernal Equinox, with equal duration of day and night, begins on a gloomy note in the Dry Brook Valley. A 47F high at 10am, humid and overcast. Rivers cascade loudly with the rain of the last few days, and a rare pussy willow produces fuzzy grey catkins on the banks of Rider Hollow Creek, a symbol of hope in an uncertain world. Nature will continue when she feels like it. It feels safe in the wild forest.

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Daily Catskills: 09/21/21 The Last Day of Summer Hay

The last day of summer: a gorgeous morning, cloudless except for the odd wisp overhead and a swathe of stretched gauze on the horizon. Overcast for a few hours late afternoon, clearing before dusk, with a light breeze and a high of 70F. The last day of haying at Lazy Crazy Acres takes place under the full harvest moon.

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