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September 2017

September has gone from mid summer to instant fall this year.  Two days ago it was 90° F (32° C) and very humid, and today it’s only 58° (14°C) with possible chance of frost.  Quite a switch.   And of course … Continue reading

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August 2017

Busy doesn’t begin to describe August.  Sometimes I tend to take on more jobs than I can easily handle within a given time period.  That’s in addition to the small projects, chores and crisis that invariable appear out of nowhere.  … Continue reading

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July 2017

Hot and busy describes this month, but who’s complaining.  Beats shoveling snow.  The garden is finally taking off, with winter squash, tomatoes, leeks carrots, basil, lettuce and spinach.  And the summer flowers are in full bloom.The linden tree (Tilia spp.) … Continue reading

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June 2017

Summer 2017 is in full swing.  So far it’s been mostly hot and humid, with a fair amount of rain, although we’ve had a few real nice dry days as well.   With all that moisture, it’s tough to keep ahead … Continue reading

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May 2017

Spring in Maine is amazing.  I never tire of it.  This year it’s been rather cool and damp, which means that the flowers and blossoms tend to last longer.  The early daffodils and wildflowers are about gone, replaced by lilacs … Continue reading

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April 2017

What a difference one month makes.  We went from this on April 1, behind the shop… …to this in about three weeks.  These are sweet, or English violets (Viola odorata),  the ones with that wonderful fragrance. The older I get, … Continue reading

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March 2017

It’s been pretty snowy here in Maine.   We got about 16″ mid month, on top of what we already had.  Spirit enjoyed it.  I didn’t.  Time spent shoveling is time not in the shop.  I wasted an entire day clearing … Continue reading

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