Archive for December, 2007

Redpoll invasion

Saturday, December 29th, 2007

At some point when I looked up the kitchen window feeders were covered with redpolls — two on this one, three on that one, two more flying around looking for a space. There were more in the apple tree right outside the window, more on the ground, and more on the other feeder – Arlene […]

Quote of the Day

Saturday, December 29th, 2007

Frank Howell, on why there is lots of soundproofing between the different screening rooms in the new Magic Lantern theater in Bridgton ME: “There is nothing more irritating than watching a love scene and hearing an asteroid explode in the theater next door.”


Thursday, December 27th, 2007

Maybe I’ll do it with bullet points like Sheepish Annie: indexed a total of sixteen stamp mounts in three designs finished all but the thumb of the first of a pair of Matrix mittens (Knitty design) baked two loaves of whole wheat bread took out the trash …and that’s just the evening. Morning, paid bills […]

Meyer Lemon marmalade

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

On our way back from Franklin’s photo shoot in Brunswick we stopped for groceries at a Hannaford’s in Yarmouth. I spotted a bag of meyer lemons and grabbed them. Six or seven years ago I saw meyer lemons at whole foods (or maybe it was Bread and Circus then) and got a couple to throw […]

Christmas bird count

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007

The most interesting birds here (Casco) yesterday were a half-dozen, or maybe seven, cedar waxwings. We haven’t seen them here before, and I’m just as glad there weren’t more. A big flock of them, and they sometimes come in flocks of thirty or more, could strip all the fruit from the crabapple tree in a […]

Sing along please

Monday, December 24th, 2007

Turkey in the woods (turkey in the woods) Turkey in the snow (turkey in the snow) Walk around the block, wouldn’t you know Turn the corner, see a turkey in the snow. Actually five of them, I’m gonna say all male because we saw the beards. They were mostly foraging, or trying to forage, on […]

FO – Oh Wow mittens

Sunday, December 23rd, 2007

I bought a kit for these mittens at the Maine Fiber Frolic in 2006 — a year and a half ago. I didn’t start them right away, and I didn’t get serious about them until a few weeks ago, maybe after we got home from Pocatello. But winter is here for fair (the Portland paper […]

Something around 289

Sunday, December 23rd, 2007

The real point of today’s trip through Gray and Lisbon Falls was to get to Purl Diva in Brunswick for Franklin’s photo shoot for the 1000 knitters project. We got there right around 4:00, when the store had closed as a store for the day and was just being a photo studio. Cars were parked […]

Worumbo outlet

Saturday, December 22nd, 2007

Nowadays there are whole malls, even towns full of malls, that call themselves outlets. What that seems to mean is that the stores each are an outlet for just one manufacturer’s goods. Every so often we stop in Kittery, the first town you come to in Maine coming from Boston, at the Crate and Barrel […]

Carving is posted

Sunday, December 16th, 2007

I’ve posted a scan of my Evel Knievel postcard. Check the entry for Dec 6.