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The Sixth Borough: Losing Pixy

Written by Becca Tucker on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit

When I got home from work and her mop-topped silhouette wasn’t quivering in the screen door, I knew Pixy was gone. If there’s anything worse than losing your dog, it has to be losing someone else’s. We had begged for my uncle’s cockapoo to come stay on the farm. My uncle’s girlfriend said sure, Pixy [&hellip
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The Sixth Borough: When Life Gives You Broccoli Stalks

Written by Becca Tucker on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

An acquaintance sources botanicals for Proctor & Gamble. When you see shampoo infused with mint oil, he’s the guy tracking down the mint. He came over to a party at our farm, and a few beers in said: Hey, you should grow stuff for me. A few beers in ourselves, we said: Definitely! He suggested [&hellip
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The Sixth Borough: The Tradeoff of Fresh Eggs

Written by Becca Tucker on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown

Sometimes I click on “Last-Minute Getaways” from Travelocity. I’m particularly vulnerable when I’m on deadline. That’s when I get in really deep, clicking further and further until I’m a mouse tap away from booking a room. The Trout Room, perhaps. The Trout Room is a suite at the Pitcher Inn, a hotel in Vermont where [&hellip
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The Sixth Borough

Written by Becca Tucker on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

For free-thinking farmers, a Mecca Swoope, Virginia is not on the way anywhere. Was it lunacy to tack three hours’ driving and an extra day onto our already rather irresponsible road trip to an ultimate Frisbee tournament south of the Mason-Dixon, when both Husband Joe and I had work deadlines looming? But of course. I [&hellip
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The Sixth Borough: A Passover story from the farm

Written by Becca Tucker on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

It was midnight when we bounced up our long, rutted driveway. I wasn’t actually concerned. Yes, we were getting home late, but we occasionally close the chicken coop in the wee hours for one reason or another, and it’s only been a problem twice. Once was exactly a year ago. What was the likelihood of [&hellip
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