January 25, 2023

Featured Source: Noon meditations at Slabsides

"John Burroughs at 'Slab Sides'" description from Bird Lore, Volume 1 (1899): SOME years ago a favor to a neighbor resulted in Mr. Burroughs acquiring possession of a small 'muck swamp' situated in a valley in the hills, a mile or more west of his home at West Park. on the Hudson. To Mr. Burroughs, the agriculturist, this apparently worthless bit of ground promised a rich return after it had yielded to successive attacks of brush-knife, grubbing-hook, plough, and spade. To Burroughs, the … [Read more...]