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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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What’s the best way to celebrate the summer on the Maine coast? With butter dripping down your chin and wood smoke drifting through the air as the seafood steams in its bed of freshly harvested seaweed. Add a layer of scent coming from the homemade bread hot out of the oven and brought directly to your table. Oh, and don’t forget the boiled Maine corn on the cob and roasted onions that… Read More

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It’s been a beautifully warm and dry spring.  In the past couple of weeks we’ve hosted many more guests than we usually see before Memorial Day Weekend. Some years I cringe at the thought of sharing our muddy roads and cold fog with people who have traveled so far to be with us; but this year, the flowers are huge, the grounds are ahead of schedule (thanks to the weather and the… Read More

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The roads are soft, the air is soft, the plants are greening and the flock is begging to graze in the campground…The days are getting longer and we’ve finally been able to spend more time outside…and we’ve noticed:

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At the campground, we’re a mile from Searsport and about 5 from Belfast so we’re just as apt to go in one direction or the other.  When we head South to Belfast it never fails that we pinch ourselves as we drive over the Passy Bridge and hear a little voice that says “wow, I can’t believe that I live here.” If you’ve visited before, chances are you know Belfast when the… 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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Tidepools, gardens, goats and honeybees…the four words we’ve decided encapsulate our image of Searsport Shores.  But in February there should be a 5th word…art.  This is the month we figure out the weekly artist in residence program that fills our summer with so much creativity and do a large amount of our planning for Fiber College in September.  By the end of the week we’ll have the schedule fully updated and I’m… Read More

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The Bay is strewn with ice further than you could throw a stone. It’s crunchy and salty…as if someone sprinkled sea salt on your snow cone when you weren’t looking

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Fog over Sears Island by Peter Freeman…a gift in my mailbox this morning

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In my mind I was going to create one of those catchy slide shows…you know, the ones that click through 100 amazing photos in 2.5 minutes accompanied by some up-beat music…that’s why it’s been so long since the last posting. But the weather has been spectacular and I’ve found a thousand reasons not to be in the office doing computer chores…so here are a few of the photos that may some day… Read More

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