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Fall & Winter 2021

I’ve been remiss for the past three months. With the fact that we spent two years fixing up a house we were going to retire in, then got cold feet and sold it, fixing up the present house, rearranging the … Continue reading

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July 2021

July was relatively cool, with quite a bit of rain. That meant more lawn mowing, but also more wildflowers. The black-eyed-susans put on an especially good showing. In the shop, it was a series of small projects. First, a tree … Continue reading

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June 2021

Summer arrived in Maine, with birds, flowers and warm weather. In the garden, the small, but fragrant lemon daylilies were in full bloom. And, as usual, the peonies put on a magnificent show. In mid June we had our annual … Continue reading

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May 2021

May in Maine is pure joy. The bulbs have bloomed and the wildflowers are taking over. We’ve had blood root, trillium, violets and also a few fringed polygala, and Solomon’s seal. Our resident barred owl has been a frequent sighting … Continue reading

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April 2021

April wasn’t too bad this year. Rain, mud and flowers, a decent trade-off. Somewhat cool, but that makes the daffodils last longer. In the shop I had two big projects going. Two wall cabinets, one Shaker inspired, the other a … Continue reading

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March 2021

March is always a blah month, not really winter and not yet spring. Mostly mud. And leftover snow, behind the shop. On the other hand, spring is on the way. The red-winged black birds have returned, and the crocuses are … Continue reading

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February 2021

This February was about normal, temperature wise, with not that much snow, and a bit of ice. We had quite a spell of below freezing weather, but it never went below zero° F. Several small storms, but nothing noteworthy. The … Continue reading

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January 2021

It’s been seasonably cold this month, with some snow, but nothing to get excited about. January in Maine. Last night it was -6° F (-21°C). More and bigger snow expected in early February. In one of my numerous walks through … Continue reading

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December 2020

It’s a bit late for the December news. However, I didn’t want to miss the last month of a less than stellar year. It’s over, and here is hoping for the best in 2021. In the shop I finished up … Continue reading

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November 2020

November was another busy month, filled with mostly frivolous details and small projects. I finally finished the writing desk, a fairly simple table with two drawers and a pencil tray inside. Another small project was cleaning up, re-building, and painting … Continue reading

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