Daytripping again

I finally got another ‘real’ job with a decent paycheck. So Althea and I are back working on our Maine destinations map. Yesterday we went to Giant’s Stairs on Bailey Island, is just a very short hike with beautiful views in Harpswell Maine. This town takes public accessibility seriously, they know that signage, mapping, parking […]

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Where has all the Rhubarb Gone?

I confess, I am a HUGE fan of Rhubarb, every year adding another plant to my wee garden.  Rhubarb it is such a terrific plant for New England yards, it looks impressive, has multiple uses, can be used in sweet or savory dishes and best of all, needs very little attention to grow. I love […]

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curb appeal – curb shopping like a pro

I confess to being one of those folks who stop and check out curb furniture.  I bought a very small house and none of the furniture I already owned fit inside.  If you are open to it, the universe will suddenly throw a lot of choices in your path, not just from thrift stores but […]

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A true egg story

Sandy is an avian American found street walking at night in a lesser part of Sanford Maine. Now she is the grande dame of a small but productive multi-ethnic flock, doing her part to encourage the other hens as they labor. Let me go back to the beginning: Over a year ago I was visiting […]

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i knit therefore i am

What did YOU do in the most recent blizzard? I managed to knit a pair of handwarmers. I have done plenty of socks which are more complicated but I only recently learned how to do thumbs. These are still wonky, but if they are like socks, but the time I do number 5 and and […]

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pie-apalloza

I got it into my head to learn to make English meat pies. I haven’t had any from Thwaites Market in Methuen in a very long time and had a hankering. Not to mention I have been watching a LOT of British television lately, perhaps it is a side effect.  I bought some meat and veg […]

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where’d it all go?

Every year I look at the things I bought, most of them were just to make myself happy.  Sometimes they were to replace things that I couldn’t live without, a lot of them were to fix or create other things. Since I buy very few actually NEW things, and almost always from Amazon or Ebay,  […]

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everyday’s a tea party.

When I started hiking further afield around the state, it was a challenge to bring along not just snacks and lunch but have a way to brew up a hot drink.   It all goes to keeping costs down. This little kit is something I have been working on for the last few months, it is something […]

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Death Takes a Holiday (2/23/34)

Death Takes a Holiday (2/23/34) Emo Death is feeling unloved, hangs up his shroud and crashes an affluenza weekend houseparty looking for the meaning of life or maybe get laid, whichever. He takes turns hitting on each girl until he finds the manic depressive who is probably cutting herself in the powder room. Seriously THESE […]

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The Ghoul (11/25/1933)

The Ghoul (11/25/1933) The best little horror film Universal never made. Working from a tried and true formula Gaumont gives us a Gothic horror film that could only have been made in England: one lightless, moldering mansion, five sneaky suspects, two naive bickering heirs, one comic relief in need of a slap, one whackjob undead […]

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