Tag Archives: Shakers

December 2019

Another year gone by. Each seems to pass a bit faster. This being my 70th, it really flew. However, it was a pretty good year and a very good month. Ever since I can remember, the Sabbathday Lake Shakers have … Continue reading

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August 2018

It’s been one hot month.  And humid.  Not your typical Maine weather.  I took my walks extra early to avoid the heat, but still got soaked by the humidity.Foggy almost every morning, and the moisture hung around all day.  It … Continue reading

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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 2016

Summer in Maine is short and fast.  Three months and it’s gone,  but it’s great while it lasts.  This year has been dry, but we still had a plethora of flowers, including morning glories and black eyed Susans. Working in … Continue reading

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July 2016

There is a reason Maine is called “Vacationland.”  Summer is short but amazing.  There is so much to see and do.  The weather is mostly cooperative, we’ve only had 3 days above 90° (32°C).  For the fourth of July, we … Continue reading

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July 2015

This July was busy and eventful.  The long days of summer seem to be crammed full of things to do: the lawn, the garden, walking the dog, vacation and relaxation, workshops, visitors, lobster, gelato, berry picking, Open Houses, various projects, … Continue reading

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Keep It Real…

Yet another rant, and no pictures this time.  I don’t want to embarrass anyone. Some time ago, I visited a furniture exhibit at a woodworking school.  It was a 50/50 exhibit:  50% really nice, well built, identifiable furniture and sculpture, … Continue reading

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Shaker Roundstand Raffle

As I  mentioned in the May post,  the Sabbathday Lake Shakers and Friends of the Shakers are raising funds to upgrade the library vault, storage areas and preservation of important manuscripts. I’ve donated this reproduction of the rarest of Shaker … Continue reading

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A Great October

October is always a month to look forward to. The leaves turn, the asters bloom, the bugs disappear, and in Maine, the tourists leave.  The roads become less crowded, and life returns to a slower pace.  This month was not … Continue reading

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August !

August is one of the best months of the summer.  The Farmer’s Markets are overflowing with fruits, vegetable and other edibles.  It is also a busy time in and around the shop.  This year, especially was filled with a variety  … Continue reading

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