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A Familiar Loss

Since the death of my dad last fall, my choices have catapulted our lives into a bittersweet mix of trial and change. Some good some bad, all different. The homestead has had many births and new beginnings but today I fear we must again morn one of our family members. Our cat Luna has not been home in…

Beets and Cream. Really, Trust Me!

The time to harvest tubers and roots has arrived here in Maine! Apples and pumpkins are next, like tomorrow. I never liked beets till I was older but now I consider them a real treat.  I know they can appear alien and complicated but let me assure you making really tasty beet dishes is easy….

A Chickie story

When I was young, my dad used to tuck me in at night and tell me a “Chickie Story.”  He would make these stories up on the spot with me as “Chickie.” Most of the time these stories consisted of him rehashing what I had done that day- only in chicken land.  A while ago I…

The Cotton Anniversary?!

Apparently cotton is the traditional second year anniversary gift, I thought it was cardboard. It is supposed to represent durability and the ability to adapt, I like that. In a few days my husband and I will celebrate our second wedding anniversary. When you get married people tell you many things about what a wedding…

Arachnophilia- Love of Spiders.

I love spiders. In my opinion, their abilities and variations are wonderful to behold. I completely understand that not everyone shares my enthusiasm but I would like to make a small attempt to stand off some of the irrational fears out there about spiders. I’m not going to ask you to touch them or love them but I would ask for…

Spaz and Her Fortress of Spazatude

I have mentioned in a few posts that we have one chicken who has seceded from the flock.  Even though she has no problem getting in and out of the fences. Exhibit A: Recently she has decided not to return at night to roost.  The first few days of this new behavior I was worried when she…

Following Life’s Not So Subtle (Road) Signs

“High Ho, High Ho, it’s off to work I go.” Well, to be honest as a restaurant “lifer” I have been sneaking shifts bar tending down South at a cool historic inn.  It has been amazing to focus on the homestead and the boys this summer. My crafts have been selling (not as much as…

Pancake Rorschach Test- Take at Your Own Risk.

While looking through iPhoto found some of the pancake shapes the boys have requested for breakfast over the past year. Can you tell what they are? . . . . . .The answers: . .   Sonic the Hedge Hog, Sponge Bob with bacon seaweed and a random fish and Godzilla Vs Mothra. Did anyone get it…

September’s flower: Morning Glory

Even though I didn’t plant any this year, they are blooming all over the yard from last- with some scarlet runner beans for good measure. Along with more of our confused ‘bean’ pumpkin. Have a great day!

“That Man Is The Richest Whose Pleasures Are The Cheapest.”-H.D.T

I got an unexpected surprise soon after I married my husband.  We had no money for a honeymoon (this was not the surprise.)  As we were discussing what we could do with our time off together I jokingly suggested that we go driving around Maine listening to Stephen King audiobooks. To my absolute shock he got really…