We had such a great work week last week that we decided to make Sunday our “Romantic Day”. Yup that’s right…no need for roses and B&B’s, Steven and I had daffodils, homemade beer and a cleared off couch…that’s all it takes for us! ;)
After quiet morning of blog surfing, spinning (still playing with the Icelandic wool I bought from Frelsi Farm), politics on TV and homemade scones (Steven made them using a biscuit mix we’ll be carrying in the store this summer) we decided to kick it up a notch…we’d take the dump truck inland to Brooks and get a load of cow manure from Mary Philbrick’s dairy farm…nothing’s too good for me!
Take a moment to realize that I live in a world where showing up at a restaurant in an old dump truck is no cause for notice…it’s not Men in Trees around here. We wear rubber clogs and wool sweaters…not to look sexy but to keep our feet dry and our backs warm…but I digress. The history of Brooks is all about grain mills, clothing manufacturing and great cheeses. Click here if you want a paragraph or two about the history as taken from the Maine Gazetteer.
Brooks is a pretty little town of rolling hills and lovely vistas on Route 7 about 30 minutes West of Searsport Shores. There’s a great little cafe called Ralph’s where all the food is cooked fresh to order, the fries are hand cut from Maine potatoes and the desserts are homemade.
It also hosts a wonderful general
and of course, the Marsh River Theater~ a local theater company that will make your vacation memorable just by thinking about the family friendly productions. While you’re visiting the us, why don’t you let me help you plan a little inland tour of Brooks, Monroe and Thorndike? For the real experience you’ll need to roll down the windows, pull to the side of the road, go for a walk and just poke around and see what you discover without a road map…got bikes?