Volume 7-Sometimes not acting your age is the answer.
Welcome back to my popular series regarding getting the most from your retirement. I have been retired just over a year and am fortunate to have adjusted with no problem at all. However, I hear many talk of problems with the transition and resulting unhappiness. My goal is to help those in this situation and get them on course for a happy and enjoyable retirement. After all, you deserve it! In this article I will discuss doing an activity you thought maybe you were too old for. …
Welcome back to my series on discovery and adventure. My stories involve a variety of activities including hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, and more. As are a fair amount of my adventures, this latest trek was close to home in rural Chenango County of NY State. On the evening of the Harvest Moon, I was fortunate enough to join the Bullthistle Hiking Club on a moonlight hike. The hike began as we gathered at the newly renovated Berry Hill Fire Tower, a local gem that has been beautifully restored.
This tower was built in 1934 by the Civilian Conservation Corps…
Welcome back to my outdoor adventure series. Recently, I spent a week in the Adirondack Park in upstate NY with family near Speculator, NY. For those of you who don’t know, the Adirondack Park is a 6 million acre treasure in upstate NY that will leave you awestruck. It has endless hiking trails, lakes, and mountains to explore. Auger Falls is one such spot.
We spent a morning hiking to Auger Falls, which is located between Speculator and Wells, NY. It is a relatively easy hike of about 1.5 miles out and back. …
I Grew Potatoes Using the Conventional and also the Straw Method
Welcome back to my series regarding vegetable gardening. The season is winding down quickly now and only a few crops remain in the gardens. Recently I harvested most of the potatoes, planted both using the traditional method and a new method known as the straw method. Results were mixed.
In late May, I wrote an article on planting potatoes, using the 2 methods referenced above.
Prior to this, I also wrote a specific article regarding growing potatoes in straw that included a how to video that made me aware…
Volume 6-Enjoying Juvenile Birds at the Feeder
Welcome back to my popular series regarding getting the most from retirement. In this article I highlight birdwatching, another hobby that can bring joy and relaxation to your retirement days. My last story focused on the benefits of biking for seniors. The first article in my series indicated the importance of hobbies among other suggestions that will help you to relax and settle in to an enjoyable retirement.
Volume 13-Biking the 14 Mile Speculator Loop in the Adirondacks of NY
Welcome back to my outdoor adventure series. Recently, I spent a week in the Adirondack Park in upstate NY with family near Speculator, NY. Speculator, population 345, is located in the Southern portion of this beautiful 6 million acre park. Literally, there is something for everyone here. Adventures galore!