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Leo Tolstoy said it. Do you feel it too? When the clocks spring ahead, it’s time to start gathering up the winter projects that have filled all the corners of the house, workshop and studio and start accessing them with a critical eye…can I get this done in a few hours? is it worth the stress of a deadline to leave it (knitting, carving, painting project) in full view so that I… Read More

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April melted into a memory quicker than it ever should. May is following along the same path. We haven’t suffered the dramatic weather that we’ve seen in other parts of the country but I think in 45 days, we’ve had 6 without rain. Cold, gloomy and punishing if you want to get outdoor chores accomplished. A perfect excuse to work in front of the computer and play in the studio if that’s… 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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Cross Patch Farms of Morrill, Maine has begun their 3rd season selling produce at the new and larger farm stand located on Route 1 in Serarsport just across from Searsport Shores Campground. The new building replaces a much smaller stand origianally built in 1973. Mr. Treat owned the property at that time, he had a big garden and wanted to honor the heritage of the property which had been a working farm… Read More

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The Maine Day Tripper Portland by Tanya Mitchell I think the two-hour drive from Searsport to Portland is much like the old advertising slogan for another New England favorite, Dunkin Donuts – it’s worth the trip! Corny, I know, but if you’re like me and you don’t mind rocking out to some of your favorite road trip songs during the drive, the ride to Portland can be a pretty good time, too. I… Read More

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This is the first in our guest writer series”What’s Cooking in Maine” by our friend and accomplice Alice Seeger of Belfast. Yesterday brought us a layer of fresh snow…and scallops for dinner.  But this story actually started in June, 2014 when I attended Maine Fare Festival in Belfast. I spent two tasty hours learning about the sweet, succulent scallops harvested in the coastal waters of Maine. Touge Brawn of Maine Dayboat Scallops gave a scallop cooking demonstration, she’s… Read More

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IMHO the best part of having holidays here on the coast is that we’re not inundated with commercial pressures for celebrating…we still feel like part of the main stream when we make our cards and gifts at home.  Our Christmas parties revolve around music, local food and show and tell, with a fair amount of wine, beer or mead. The during the last couple of weeks, the wind has been whipping around… Read More

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Where exactly did October and November go? In my has been filled with washing & dyeing fleece, putting the gardens to rest, weaving a new blanket and trying to adjust to the rhythm of being alone in the park with Steve and the critters…you’d think that would be easy to transition into our winter rhythm  but in fact it feels like walking around in high heels after you just lost one of… Read More

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