Author Archives: chbecksvoort

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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February 2017

Winter drags on.  Not as cold as in past years, but lots of snow.  Within 9 days we got over 50″ (1.27 m) of snow.  Running our of places to pile it, especially between the house and shop.  There’s just … Continue reading

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January 2017

January is a mostly dismal month, this year being no exception, only worse.  Snow, rain, ice, snow, thawing, freezing and more snow.  Did I mention mud?Blue and depressing about sums it up. However, I try not to let cabin fever … Continue reading

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December 2016

Another year gone by.  A mixed blessing. The past year in the shop had a variety of items from repaired hammered dulcimers and rocking horses to spinning tops, a contemporary blanket box  and those huge elm table tops.  I’ve got … Continue reading

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November 2016

It’s not quite winter yet, but it’s on the way.  We had two days of flurries, that didn’t  amount to much.  On the other hand, it was easier to take than the foot or so they got in Northern Maine.  … Continue reading

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