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Stopping By a Leafy Wood

For the #FallWritingFrenzy


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Stopping by a Leafy Wood

By: Carolyn Stearns

“Our teacher read us a book by Robert Frost today. Do you think his brother’s name is Jack? My friend Alex raised his hand, ‘Can we get a frost-free book?’ Our teacher made an ugly face scrunching up her nose. She said all we had to do was listen. I thought I wouldn’t, but I did.  Now I’m sitting here on my bike and remembering what it was like after the big snowstorm last winter.

This road just rolls on and on, going no-where special. Dad says we live here because it’s a good place to raise kids. I guess because I can ride my bike and fish and stuff like that. There’s a girl with a horse up the road a way, but I don’t think she has a sleigh. Does anybody use them anymore? I’d like to try that, but I can’t tell Alex, he won’t get it.

What made Robert Frost write about a stopping by a snowy wood in the night. I don’t know who owns these woods or what wild creatures call them home. You won’t catch me stopping by this wood at night. Bears, just the thought makes me peddle home fast at sunset.


Connecticut Harvest a Corn Story

Connecticut Harvest a Corn Story

Corn Harvest in Connecticut is  a story of 2011 rain and mud. For every day spent out trying to chop corn into much needed corn silage there is three days of rain. In the spring we had so much rain we couldn’t plant all the fields some had standing water in them.                                         Ruts in the… Continue Reading