Archive for March, 2010

Second Seder 2010

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

We had seventeen people for the second seder, at various times; not seventeen at once, because Patsy had to leave early to get to work, and David had bad traffic coming from Boston and didn’t get here until we were well under way, and Anne had to work late so she and Matt got here […]

Early spring woods

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Just for a quick update of what the woods looks like in the early spring, here’s, first, a grackle — back earlier than most of the spring migrants: Second, a chipmunk, one of many that are running around our corner of Maine the last few weeks: Some of a broken tree. There have been a […]

First try at sugaring

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

The weekend before last, that is, Feb 27 it must have been, we drove up to Slattery’s Farm and Maple Supply store in West Minot (pronounced like what you do with coal, mine it) to get what we needed to collect maple sap. That was to say, some taps to put in the tree, buckets […]

Catching up – Costa Rica day 1

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Not counting the day we got there, because all we did was walk around the hotel grounds (seeing several life birds, that is, birds we’ve never seen before in our lives, in the process) and go to that orientation meeting. Well, the airport was more interesting than most airports. There was someone there making cigars, […]

A Son-in-law and His Dog

Monday, March 1st, 2010

This is from several weekends ago — probably the weekend of Feb. 3. I’m not sure why Matt was so tired; probably from making two round trips out to Pitchfork Springs (a mile and a half each way? Through a foot of snow?) with Dozer. Both of them zonked out on the living room floor:

Cigar Box Guitar update

Monday, March 1st, 2010

Arlene asked me something like “are you going to put markers on the fingerboard?” I hadn’t really thought about it, but I guessed I should; normal guitars have marks every so often so you can find where to play different chords and notes past the first few frets. I had some decorative inlay left from […]

Snowy Morning

Monday, March 1st, 2010

We woke up to exceptionally beautiful snow in Casco yesterday. Here’s the best winter picture of our house I’ve ever taken — We have a very long driveway, because there is a row of house lots between the road and our lot proper, with a right-of-way a little wider than our driveway between two of […]