Archive for May, 2007

Newton Open Studios

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007

This past weekend we were in Newton being part of Newton Open Studios.
This is the second year we’ve done it. Last year Arlene sold three of her prints. This time it was seven! She enjoys talking to the people who come in and explaining how she does the monotypes, and that they’re all different (as [...]

Raised garden bed

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007

The last time we were in Maine, that would be the weekend of May 12, I put in a raised bed of vegetable garden.
I had bought the wood, three eight foot 2×6s, a couple of weekends before and nailed it all together. The next weekend I dug out enough ground (and rocks!) for the frame [...]

Spring pictures

Friday, May 18th, 2007

It’s spring even in Maine.
There was a big rainstorm about three weeks ago that caused major damage to roads. Gravel under the road, rocks up to the size of baseballs, was washed out from under the pavement of the road that ends at the other side of the gate near our driveway. Our dirt road [...]

Tom Rowe memorial concert

Wednesday, May 16th, 2007

Saturday night (so this really could be a post for May 12) we went to a folk concert in Lewiston ME.
On Friday Arlene forwarded me an email with the comment “this sounds like us.” It was originally from The Humble Farmer, a Maine Public Broadcasting radio personality. We’re on his email newsletter list. His show [...]

Hummers

Sunday, May 13th, 2007

To anyone who found this post searching for information on large expensive gas-guzzling vehicles, I just say nyaaaaah. I’m talking about ruby-throated hummingbirds.
We put up our hummingbird feeder last weekend, expecting that the birds would be showing up in Maine pretty soon. Yesterday, May 12, when I started to grind coffee first thing in the [...]

Barred owl

Sunday, May 13th, 2007

Last weekend (so, May 5, unless it was Sunday the 6th) I was looking out the kitchen window in Casco when I saw some movement in a tree across the driveway, just over the canoe. I thought it looked more like a bird flying in than a squirrel on a tree, so I checked with [...]

Let’s see…

Saturday, May 5th, 2007

In the time since my last post, let’s see,
* our friend Sue came up to Maine last weekend. Richard was out in California, visiting their daughter on his way to a conference in Las Vegas, and she sort of invited herself. It was great having the extra company on the drive, and she did lots [...]