Since we’ve been back from the Berkshires, Steven’s been working on the grounds as much as possible…you know you live in Maine when over the course of the week you work outside in snow, sleet and 60 degree sunshine within the time it takes to finish your chores. I only went outside to take pictures when the sun was out…gray skies and cold rain mean I’m inside cooking soups and playing with… Read More
Columbus Day Weekend is our traditional fall clean-up weekend and the annual festival in town…Typical for our coastal weather we enjoyed warm sunshine, cold winds, rain and glorious sunrises…I think the weather changed every 20 minutes from Thursday to Monday. But we had a great time and here’s a collage of the activities that filled Searsport.
Fall is such a marvelous time to be here…need convincing?
It’s written in stone, I get the Friday of Common Ground Fair off…someone else must man the campground because I’ll be in Unity at 9:00 AM waiting for the gates to open. This wonderful celebration is only 45 minutes from the campground, always around the Fall Solstice. For me, the weeks of anticipation between Fiber College and the fair feels like waiting for Christmas when you’re 10 years old…only now I’m old… Read More
Fiber College has been the focus of the past weeks…and then it took a week to get rested enough to want to look at the computer…but I’m feeling great again so… This morning Steve needed to be on Sears Island to monitor the clam flats at 6:00AM…(it was a really low tide this morning) and I tagged along for a bit of a hike. We had 950 acres all to ourselves and… Read More
Does three make a herd? Our big purchase during Fiber College was a 6 month old cashmere goat…Brambles. His temperament is sweet, he’ll provide me with cashmere to spin at the end of every winter and he fits right in. It’s funny to see how different he is from the other Angora goats…Brambles acts more like a goat, eating vines and leaves but shunning fruits and candy…Queen Lollipop is thrilled not to… Read More
One day Gary said that his metal shop would be having a slow time…I started babbling about artwork I’d like in our garden…he said how big…I said how big can I go…look what Gary made for me! I’m so very happy! This is how it was done:
I haven’t been ignoring you…all of my energy has been devoted to Fiber College…check out that blog to see what’s up…we have a wonderful time but it’s a bit like Christmas…tons of preparation and then it’s over before I’ve had time to savor it…so I’m trying to savor now 😉