virtualDavis.tumbler

This is the way I tumble... And collect. And curate. Artifacts of a peculiar existence. Muddling fact and fiction, substance and void, text, sound and image. Akin to squandering the afternoon in a distant relative's attic. But less dusty. And fewer cobwebs. Or mice.

Sep 18

Full and By Farm: Frost in the Forecast

Full and By Farm: Frost in the Forecast

Chickens at Full and By Farm

Chickens at Full and By Farm [Credit: virtualdavis]

Patchy frost is in the forecast for tonight so we’re preparing the fields for our first real cold of the season. The tomatoes have been suffering from the chilly weather all week and early blight for the last month. They are happy to call an end to the season. The peppers are just picking up steam though, we harvested the first few colored…

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Piano By Nature Concert: Ann Ellsworth with Ardesia

Piano By Nature Concert: Ann Ellsworth with Ardesia

See SUNY Plattsburgh‘s Ann Ellsworth with Ardesia in Concert
Saturday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m and Sunday, September 28th at 3:00 p.m.
At The Hand House in Elizabethtown, NY

English: Line art drawing of the A note Españo...

Piano By Nature presents Ann Ellsworth with Ardesia in Concert on  9/27 at 7:00 p.m and 9/28 at 3:00 p.m. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ardesia is a contemporary ensemble dedicated to the performance, study and commissioning of…

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Sep 17

Champlain Valley Films: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Champlain Valley Films: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Saturday, September 27 
7:30 PM
At Whallonsburg Grange Hall 
Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for those under 18.  

The Champlain Valley Film Society presents: The Grand Budapest Hotel.

An all-star ensemble cast, including Ralph Fiennes, Bill Murrayand more star in the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European…

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Celebrate Fall at Fort Ticonderoga’s Heritage, Harvest & Horse Festival, Sept. 27th!

Celebrate Fall at Fort Ticonderoga’s Heritage, Harvest & Horse Festival, Sept. 27th!

Fort Ticonderoga will present the annual Heritage, Harvest & Horse Festival September 27

Fort Ticonderoga will present the annual Heritage, Harvest & Horse Festival September 27

Join Fort Ticonderoga to celebrate the sights, sounds, and tastes of fall on Saturday, September 27. Bring the whole family to the Heritage, Harvest & Horse Festival for a full day of autumn fun set in the midst of the King’s Garden’s heirloom apple trees and the beautiful Adirondack landscape! Experience the…

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Sep 16
Certified Organic?

"There aren’t any regulations to stop companies from labeling a product that contains dozens of synthetic ingredients with misleading words like "nature" and "health." But, there is one exception to this rule: A label reading "certified organic" can’t claim this status if it hasn’t been properly certified.

Certified Organic?

"There aren’t any regulations to stop companies from labeling a product that contains dozens of synthetic ingredients with misleading words like "nature" and "health." But, there is one exception to this rule: A label reading "certified organic" can’t claim this status if it hasn’t been properly certified.


How Dan Barber Fell in Love with a Fish

Chef Dan Barber’s inspirational presentation at TED Talks 2010 tackles a complicated dilemma facing chefs, foodies and fisherman today: is there a sustainable way to keep fish on the menu?


The sure way to predict the future is to invent it. #cookie #wisdom

The sure way to predict the future is to invent it. #cookie #wisdom


CATS Application Approved By Land Trust Alliance’s Accreditation Commission

CATS Application Approved By Land Trust Alliance’s Accreditation Commission

CATS Trail marker on tree 740x400

Help CATS gain accreditation with the Land Trust Alliance by writing to the LTA Accreditation Commission. (Photo Credit: George Davis)

Champlain Area Trails has some exciting news!  Our application to have an extensive review of our policies and programs by the Land Trust Alliance’s (LTA) Accreditation Commission has been approved.  This is a great opportunity to guarantee that our policies…

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Sep 15
Prickly pear margarita at Coyote Cantina for old time sake. #santafe #nostalgia #liquidlunch (at Coyote Cafe & Cantina-Santa Fe)

Prickly pear margarita at Coyote Cantina for old time sake. #santafe #nostalgia #liquidlunch (at Coyote Cafe & Cantina-Santa Fe)


Best Fall Foliage? Travel + Leisure Readers Vote for the Adirondacks

Best Fall Foliage? Travel + Leisure Readers Vote for the Adirondacks

Fall Foliage in the Adirondacks

Best Fall Foliage in the Adirondacks

A colorful autumn shoutout to Jim Carroll for putting us onto a local-ish fall foliage showcase featured on Thrillist. The post, “Fall’s 10 most gorgeous American towns, voted by Travel + Leisure readers“, includes some familiar postcardy standbys peppered with a couple of requisite Vermont destinations.

But it’s not your same-old-same-old best fall foliage…

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