This last round of storms was followed by strong wind resulting in some AMAZING drifts! Surf's up! Just kidding, -20 is no joke. It was hard for the plow guys to keep up with the drifts. These ones greeted me in the middle of the road. So I did what any self respecting California girl... Continue Reading →
There area a great many beautiful places in the world and I feel very blessed to have lived in two of them. I will always be partial to my home landscape, rough mountains covered in ancient ents that dive into the sea. Winter brings a still calm to the fields and forests of Maine that... Continue Reading →
This little piggy went to the market. This little piggy stayed home. This little piggy rigged a jail break and got everyone out. But in the end they all still "we, we, we, we"-ed all the way home. Must be some sort of nursery rhyme instinct kicking in. RIght to the front door in fact. These... Continue Reading →
This should give you some clue about the amount of snow we have. The husky can almost climb the drift to the roof... I think we may be a few weeks out for starting our seeds. There is more snow in the forecast for Wednesday. If anyone wants some of our snow; just pay for the shipping... Continue Reading →
I wanted to check out what the storm systems had done to the coast so I drove down to Cape Neddick near where we used to live in Kennebunk. As I headed out to the lighthouse I was greeted by this cool lobster trap Christmas tree. Now adorned with some pretty creepy Valentine's teddies. It looks... Continue Reading →
Over the past few weeks our area has received over 70 inches of the white stuff, with more on the way next week. Consequently we have spent A LOT of time indoors, unable to leave the house. We have taken turns doing the shopping- depending on whose schedule takes them closer to a food dispensary. The... Continue Reading →
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. Pretty and sunny. Inside, my husband has redecorated the living room with logs. To his credit it was stowed quickly. They are now... Continue Reading →
The weather here the past week has been a bit indecisive. It seems as soon as we get some decent powder we get ice on top of it. The lakes and ponds have frozen, thawed. and frozen again. Most mornings we have woken up to a dusting. I am still in awe of the beauty... Continue Reading →
Some people start their morning with glazed donuts. Here in Maine, some mornings everything wakes up glazed. The only difference is how you drive. Aren't ice storms the best?!
Well You Should. Actually it's packages. Filled with bees. Are you impressed yet?! No, fine. I was pretty pleased yesterday when I got to pick up my bee packages from Sparky's honey and syrup. In contrast to a nuclease- a package of bees contains only bees and a mated queen, no comb or brood like... Continue Reading →
It's happening, really happening! Even though in your head you know spring has got to come. For a long time this winter I didn't quite believe it. Neither did my husband. When I told him that spring must arrive sometime- since it does it every year, he pointed out that during the ice age this... Continue Reading →
To celebrate the fist day of spring, I went to the beach the other day... (Click for gallery.) I think I have said all I needed to.
Even if you don't have bees you can still make your own chap stick. It is one of the simplest things ever, I promise. You can find all the supplies you need at Bulk Apothecary or your local health food store and it doesn't take much money to get started. Unfilled tubes go from $.0 7-$.12... Continue Reading →
Supplies: A night without kids, snow and a mason jar. Recipe: 1……………………. jar of tightly packed, fresh Maine snow 1/2 jar…………..…olive juice 3…………………...olives 1/2 jar …………....cocktail onion juice 2………………..…..cocktail onions Add as much vodka as necessary (I would not presume to tell you how much to drink or not drink) There you have it. Crank up the... Continue Reading →
Taking advantage of the momentary warm up I went out to check on the hive's honey supply. If it gets too low we will have to install a candy board (big block of sugar) to supplement the food for the little buzzers. As I approached I saw that they were flying today, a good sign,... Continue Reading →