Archive for September, 2008

Common Ground Fair

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

One of the big annual events in Maine is the Common Ground Country Fair. It’s not so splashy as the Fryeburg Fair, and doesn’t have the harness racing or the midway, but people do seem to know about it. It’s run by MOFGA, the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association. You would be correct if […]

No more Fabric Place

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

Arlene and I both noticed a story in the Boston Globe about Fabric Place going out of business. Fabric Place is out in Framingham, about 25 minutes from our house. It’s (or should I say was, but it’s just barely still there) by far the biggest fabric store in the Boston area. It used to […]

Fire pit excavation

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

Anne and Matt have been talking about a fire pit for quite a while. Last weekend we did some serious planning. Matt and I went to the Naples Aubuchon Hardware store and came back with 720 pounds (9 80-pound bags) of ready-mix concrete. Matt dug a circular trench for the foundation (the middle wants to […]

Shaker Woods Nature Walk

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

Not this past weekend but the weekend before, Sept. 6 it must have been, Arlene and I went on a guided nature walk at the Sabbathday Lake Shaker village. That’s the last Shaker community left that’s a going concern. There are four Shakers right now, two elderly women, one middle-aged man (one other man was […]

Earworm report

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

OK, right now I have running through my head a song we did in klezmer last night. I’ll follow the strategy Mark Train advocated in “Punch, Brothers, Punch” and try to get rid of the problem by talking it through. Since I don’t have an MP3 of it to post, there’s no real danger of […]

Sweater update

Saturday, September 6th, 2008

OK, by the end of last week I finished the back of my Aran sweater. I started the ribbing of the front on Saturday night. Some problem, I forget if it was a counting error while increasing for the start of the pattern or what, on Sunday morning got me disgusted and I ripped the […]

On Chrome

Saturday, September 6th, 2008

I just downloaded the newish (new this week but not brand brand new) browser from Google. The WordPress “write a post” page looks the way it does on Safari, not on Firefox. That’s mostly to say that a toolbar that lets you put in links and edit the post in HTML (among other things, but […]

Weekend scorecard

Monday, September 1st, 2008

Two apple pies (Cortland apples picked this afternoon) Six half-pints plus one Bonne Maman jar, about another half-pint but I guess it’s a quarter litre, hot pepper jelly from three red chili peppers Sue gave us, three long green hot peppers from Hannafords, two small sweet green peppers from the North Pine Hill farm stand, […]