Monthly Archives: June 2012

Talk of the Toile – Old Stuff and Rocky Pastures

The Designer Show House at the Kenneth Roberts Estate in Kennebunkport opened to the general public on Saturday, June 23.  “Rocky Pastures”, as the estate was called when Roberts lived and wrote there from 1938 until his death in 1957, … Continue reading

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Lee Annie’s Birthday!

Remember Lee Annie and her appendix?  She missed a few weeks of work, but she’s all better now (phew!) and we celebrated her birthday yesterday.   Birthdays are fun at the Big Corporation. (Tiny Little Cake Courtesy of The Beach … Continue reading

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It’s Been Real

Dear Lago’s, We’ve been together for a while now.  Has it been ten years?  Everything seemed great this spring and I thought we’d be together forever.  I planned to visit once a week for the rest of the summer, sampling … Continue reading

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Juggling Experiments

Last week, I attended the Maine Compost School in Monmouth, Maine.  I wrote about it a little bit and I am planning to write a detailed piece in the future.  Compost is more amazing than I realized and now I … Continue reading

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A Moody Road Trip

I’ve written about my brother before; he’s an author and he’s written two books about Moxie.  He’s a hard-working writer (among other things) and although he has been known to say he is “toiling away in obscurity” he did have … Continue reading

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A Gift

Running errands at home on Saturday, I made my usual stop at my friend’s barber shop.  The flowers by her sign were going wild and I couldn’t help but take a picture. I’m not as much of a flower girl … Continue reading

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Talk of the Toile – Show House Potential

I’ve spent the week at the Maine Compost School, conducted at the lovely Highmoor Farm in Monmouth, Maine. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate this property a 5 in show house potential. The pros of this … Continue reading

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Hay, Hay, Hay…Hey!

The route I traveled Wednesday stretched from my own little town up to Augusta, over to the Waterville area, down through Unity, back to Augusta and then home. It was all hay, all day. All across Central Maine, the slow-moving … Continue reading

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Tractor Safety

I’ve just finished my second day at the Maine Compost School.  I’ve learned a lot of things; most of them far beyond the scope of building a pile of vegetable scraps and leaves in the back yard.  Compost is a … Continue reading

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Garlic Scapes

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