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My Custom Wrought Iron Pot Rack

Last spring, I showed Paul a picture of a wrought iron pot rack I saw on Pinterest. Granny Gadget gave me a wonderful set of pans that have a copper-type … Continue reading

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Anniversary No. 19

You know that your life has become too crazy and overwhelming when it takes an email from your father’s friend, Bob, wishing you a Happy Anniversary to realize it’s your … Continue reading

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A Ride on the Downeast Scenic Railroad

Paul is bit of a train enthusiast so for Father’s Day Hannah and I took him for a ride on the Downeast Scenic Railroad. Yup, we played tourist in our … Continue reading

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Not To Be Outwitted By A Squirrel

We’ve had a bit of a squirrel issue this last week. One of these cute little red squirrels took up residence in the garage. This is not a good thing! … Continue reading

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Paul’s Christmas Dove Wreath

This past weekend, while I was busy sewing felt birds for my Maine Backyard Bird Tree and my Owl Wish You a Merry Christmas Wreath, Paul was working on a … Continue reading

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A Spectacular Sunday

Today was one of those unexpected, spectacular, throw open your windows kind of days. And in mid-October, it could be the last one of the season. It was the kind … Continue reading

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Evening Routines

We all have our evening routines. This time of year for us, it goes something like this. I head to the greenhouse to visit my plants. I’m battling powdery mildew … Continue reading

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Paul’s Tee Shirt Quilt

As I sit here grumbling about the early deep freeze mother nature has delivered, Paul is snuggled up toasty warm under his tee shirt quilt. The other year for Christmas, … Continue reading

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First Driving Lesson

Hannah turned 15 two weeks ago and ever since has been chomping at the bit to drive. In Maine, parents have to pay to enroll kids in an approved driver’s … Continue reading

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Love My Birthday Gift

Twelve years ago, Paul made this bird feeder for me. It traveled with us to Maine and stands in the garden outside my kitchen window. It’s one of the best … Continue reading

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Ode to a Pack Rat

Wood Boiler on a Snowy Morning

This is the view from our bedroom window. The first thing we do every morning is peak out and see if there is “happy smoke.” Happy smoke from the chimney … Continue reading

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The Seven Year Slump

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We’ve been living in this house we built ourselves for seven years now. Suddenly it seems that we are having a rash of appliance failures. First, there was Hannah’s television, … Continue reading

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A little enthusiasm, please!

I was lying in bed this morning, just as the sun was showing itself. My mind was working on ideas for a duck house remodel – their current house originally … Continue reading

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Digging Ditches

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Today’s project on the “farm” was digging ditches. Not my idea of fun, but I think Paul enjoyed himself. Boys and their toys. I am forever running three garden hoses … Continue reading

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Paul has been busy…

Chicken Coop Doors

Thursday was a dry day. We haven’t had many of those lately and Paul said that he was going to work on the chicken coop doors. I inquired about how … Continue reading

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Lobster

Tasty steamed lobsters!

Our neighbor, Art, ¬†brought lobsters over last night. We attempted to cook them up in a pot that simply would NOT allow the water to boil. After an hour of … Continue reading

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Chicken Coop Construction is Underway

chicken coop framing

Paul spent a good bit of this last week pre-building the walls for the chicken coop. He did this in the garage where he could be out of the elements, … Continue reading

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Paul’s Creature Comforts

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Paul putts around our property in an old New Holland tractor. This tractor predates amenities like cup holders and sun shades. For years Paul has threatened to get a cup … Continue reading

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