Wecome to Dragonwood Chronicles

Tucked away deep in the woods at the southern edge of the Tug Hill region of New York. Dragonwood is our off-grid sanctuary. Six acres of pond and gardens bordered by forest on three sides.

The project began in 1995, when after a long search, Debe and I purchased the property from a local logger. To date we have built a cabin, a bridge, out house, two sheds in addition to expansive gardens and stone work. We have a generator, propane lights, refrigerator and grill, a wood stove and modest solar system. A dug well and small stream suitable for watering gardens and other needs and a nearby spring for drinking water.

The Dragonwood Chronicles will serve to document the project with photographs and notes. Future projects will include additions to the cabin, a root cellar and a studio building.

Comments and questions are always welcome.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

March On Albany June 16th

Here are some photos from yesterdays March on Albany.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

"There will never be a free and enlightened State until the State comes to recognize the individual as a higher and independent power, from which all its own power and authority are derived, and treats him accordingly."

--Henry David Thoreau, "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience" (1849)

March On Albany June 16th

Photo from the Tax Day Tea Party, Federal Building, Syracuse, NY April 15, 2009.

I will be joining the Central New York Patriots on a bus trip to Albany to protest high taxes and our disfunctional state government. The June 16 protest is a follow on to the April 15 Tax Day Tea Parties and should draw thousands of New Yorkers from around the state who are fed up with out of control spending and ridiculous taxes.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Light conditions were getting low when I took this shot and I did not have a tripod so this image is not real sharp, but I thought I'd share it anyway. Hosta and forget-me-knots in the foreground.


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