It’s been cold and I’ve had a seemingly never ending cold…but things are looking up. This morning Steven and I walked the railroad tracks behind Long Cove in Searsport to catch a better look at a freighter with amazing cranes on the deck. The trees aren’t budding yet but at least the branches are filled with finches and other real tweets of Spring…hee, hee.
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
We work closely with Maine Forest Service to steward the trees here at the Shores. Did you know that one of the most common ways that insect pests move from one region to another is through the transportation of campfire wood? So far we haven’t seen any damage but concern over the Emerald Ash Borer pushed us to hang purple traps in the trees over the last few years. In an effort… Read More
Fog over Sears Island by Peter Freeman…a gift in my mailbox this morning
It’s 63 degrees and the waves are crashing…two nights ago it was 24 degrees…crazy
It’s as blustery and gray as a day can be in Maine…a reminder of what things will be like in a couple of weeks. Luckily our salad greens are ready to hoop and the kale, mustard and swiss chard promise to carry us towards Christmas. We’ve been pulling plants and piling seaweed onto the raised beds that will stay dormant through the winter…tomorrow the goats get their Fall shearing…mohair for everyone!
Wow…August was a cheerful blur, September was as bountiful as it was colorful and October slipped in while I was daydreaming at the beach. I apologize for how long it has been since the last posting…and promise more in the week to come…lots of pictures and catching up. In the meantime, this was the view from site 14 this morning.
Today we took a class of 5th graders and their parents to the shore to explore the tidal pools. When they found an organism, Justin and I told them a few neat facts about them. While searching underneath rocks, an ecstatic boy kept yelling he had caught an eel. This organism was brown/ reddish with a pale belly. It also had dark small speckles along its back and onto its dorsal fin…. Read More