I Lied. The Digging-Out Is The Hardest Part.

It is another sunny day!  Only now the ground is under a couple more feet of snow. The wind was INTENSE as promised but overall it was far from Armageddon.  Our power only flickered once and aside from Luna acting more homicidal than normal; all is well here on the homestead. I can say that…

“The W a i t i n g Is The Hardest Part”

It is such a beautiful day today, it’s hard to believe that tomorrow we will be in the middle of THE BLIZZARD OF 2015. “DUH-DUNT-DUH-DUNT” Right now, outside it looks like this.

The Mysterious Case Of The Squirrel Bunny

Fresh snow is a wonderful opportunity to see what is going on in the woods that surround us.  We all love to go walking around the woods; following animal trails and trying to figure out where they were going and what they were doing. I have always loved tracking but I get a real kick…

Petroglyphs and Pyramids and Aliens?! Oh My!

Last winter we got really into Antiques Roadshow.  We have been doing better this winter at not driving ourselves crazy with marathons of random Netflix shows, until now. After four hours of the show Ancient Aliens; I lost it and started yelling at the idiot box.  Forgetting Mark Twain’s sage advice to “Never argue with stupid people, they…

It’s A SAK!

I was broken, empty and unable to do anything about it.  My dad was dead and I was 3000 miles away. I couldn’t fly home immediately, because bereavement fairs no longer exist and we could not afford a ticket that costs twice what it would in two days. All I could do was wait; feeling useless…

How To Tell If You Are ‘The Crazy Chicken Lady.’

When two of your FB friends (who don’t know each other and live thousands of miles apart) post pictures on your wall of chicken sweaters; you know you might be a ‘crazy chicken lady.’   Before, I could say that those are “very cool and a little silly but that I’m not that far gone yet,” then…

Candy Boards And Frostbite. Ah, January In Maine.

Since the bees had such a hard time storing honey this summer and given the collapse of last year’s supper strong hive in February I think it is safe to say that I am dubious about these new hives making it to spring. We had to start feeding with sugar syrup during the fall and a few…

Our Blog -anniversary!

Next week will mark one year since I started this little blog.  I’m not entirely sure what I was doing when I did.  Truthfully, I still don’t have much of a clue but I have come to realize that’s ok. I have never been one for daily diaries (I did keep one in 7th grade that…

The Borderline

The transition of the seasons and peculiarities of winter still excite me but this is only my fifth Maine winter.  I am promised by old timers (and my husband) that this excitement will fade. Not yet! I still can’t get enough of all the ways things can freeze, thaw and freeze again. Trapping water in action…