Notes From Rabbit Ridge
by Alex Silbajoris


These essays describe my stewardship of a rural ridgetop property in east-central Ohio, in 1993. They describe the course of the year, including my activities and observations.

These are .pdf scans of bound printouts of the essays. Some did not scan well, due to contrast issues. The dates in the footers are revision dates.

From the Introduction:

With access to the ridge I enjoy a situation in which I have, to paraphrase Virginia Woolf, money and a ridge of one's own, with a lock.

January

Driving on the Driveway

Turning the Beds in Winter

February

A Warm Winter Evening

Mowing in Winter

Gravel

Snow

March
The Amish

Vernal Equinox

Spring Cleaning

Selecting Plants

April

Planting Potatoes

Spring

May

May Day

Sowing

Rain

June

Early Summer

A Modern Major Gardener

Weeding

July

Dry Weather

The Fourth of July

First Harvest

August

Dry Weather

Garlic

Buying Food Along the Road

Drought

Say It With Spuds

September

Bugs

Planting Daffodils

Making Salsa

October

Firewood

Fall

Visitors

November

Leaves

Thanksgiving

Hunters

December


Cuttings

New Years Eve (Epilogue)