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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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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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