Yesterday, my birthday, my 53rd even, India gave me a great gift: she climbed up on to the slippery ridge of the new greenhouse and laid the rain and snow guard down. What a gift: to know someone flexible and fearless enough to take on the task. John spent the rest of the day closing […]
We have one warm spot in the house and it is the main room, which is the kitchen/dining area near the wood stove. It’s where we all live in the winter, though sometimes it gets a bit crowded on the table. And yes, we do evict the cats when we eat. Really, we do.
My sister, Kay, and niece, Hannah have been visiting. We went out to the Rockland breakwater one of the days they were here. I spent most of my walk on this bright sunny day looking at shadows and rocks. circles and lines. Sometimes it’s the big picture; sometimes, the small. We didn’t get all the […]
In bits and pieces over the past week I worked on framing the ends for the new hoop houses. Following the weather forecast, I saw that Sunday was going to be a calm day. So I asked my father to come from Belfast to help me stretch the plastic over the hoops. We did it, […]
Last week Julie and I took a few days off, a stay-at-home mini-vacation. One of the things we did was hike up Bald Rock, which is near Lincolnville Beach. The climb up is a bit of a scramble, but the view from the top is entirely worth it. Julie and Ella on Bald Rock. We […]
The Saturday morning market is a wonderful time for procuring food and produce, and, as it turns out, climbing trees with new friends. My niece from North Carolina, Hannah, and Willow (of Green Bean Catering) found the big spruce tree by the gallery. (They also found lots of blueberries, blackberries and raspberries all morning.) Thanks […]
A friend visiting Hedgerow this weekend took this photo of the two of us along with Stuart, the grey cat. One of the few photos of the two of us, not to mention Stuey. It was a hot day. Watering was in order.
Anybody looking for a wonderful passive solar house in piedmont North Carolina? My parents are leaving North Carolina to move to the coast of Maine. Yay! So I visited last week to select some things that they might otherwise not bring with them, and then to say good-bye to this place on Thunder Mountain, outside […]
My niece, Hannah Stagner, and her mother (my sister, Kay Stagner) came to Maine for a week. Hannah spent most of the week at Blueberry Cove Camp, right in Tenants Harbor, on the harbor. On the first day she was interested in having us leave so she could get down to the business of being […]