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We’re wet. I know, April showers bring May flowers but enough is enough. Our critters are walking around flooded pastures, our driveway is slick with mud and potholes Wait, this doesn’t sound like a good promotional piece for visiting Maine does it? Let me start over… The gods have given us ample reason to sit in front of our planning notebooks, big white boards and computers these last couple of weeks. We… Read More

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We finally closed for the season the other day because the wind and the rain made life outdoors too inhospitable for everyone involved…but it’s always with a mixed emotions.  Sure, we’re happy to move into a quieter time where we have long, uninterrupted stretches to focus on tasks at hand but conversely, it’s more fun to talk with guests than it is to dive into the stacks of paperwork we’ve put off… Read More

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Now’s the time when the reservations start flooding our world…the sun is shining, the tents and RV’s are begging to be opened up and aired out.  In the Spring, most of my morning and evening work hours are spent in front of the computer, answering e-mails, returning phone calls and booking sites.   This is my 23rd summer of this responsibility and I take it as seriously now as I did before… Read More

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Hello future hoop friends! My name is Jen Appleby and I will be bringing Wingspan Mindful Movement to Searsport Shores July 16-19th. I am a hula hoop dancer from Lisbon Falls Maine and I love helping kids and adults alike find joy in learning to hoopdance. I am a long time mover and have dabbled in tai chi, yoga, ballet, and baton before finding a home in hoopdance as ‘flow art’ five… Read More

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Today’s agenda: Blueberry scones, lemon curd and a new blend of dark coffee from Green Tree Roasters in Lincolnville…sitting in a sunny window with a good friend Answer e-mails and return phone calls Worm the goats, trim their hooves and feed them handfuls of sunflower seeds…so they know that they’re loved Walk the beach when the sun is highest…the Steve and I will be hunting for purple sea glass, the hound will… Read More

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There was Spring in the air today…I heard more chickadees and phoebes than I have in months, the ground smelled warmer and the goats hung out on their rooftop soaking up the sun…I hope this isn’t a cruel joke… J.J. the hound and I walked to Moose Point State Park… This is what we saw: When we got back we accomplished more tasks from the list…insurance phone calls, banking phone calls, a… Read More

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The storm came out of the Southeast…it started raining in the early hours and didn’t stop for 48 hours…it was warm and there were times I thought for certain we’d find our sky lights and roof shingles scattered across the playground in front of the house.  Sunday morning we had enough snow for a good ski…this is what things look like on Tuesday afternoon.

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The Penobscot Bay Watch has been collecting information this fall to establish the importance of the upper Penobscot Bay fish nurseries.   Their blog is one of my “must reads” and one of the only RSS feeds I subscribe to.  Although we’re not able to stay as active as we’d like, we do manage to participate sometimes and we were happy to invite the group to use our beach for their research. Trained… Read More

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