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TREES WITH THE FUR ON (blog)

In the dark, we are all prey.

on July 27, 2014, at 10:17 p.m.
Recently I spent the evening at the home of some friends who live just down the road. When I go there I typically ride my bike, 0.3 miles, down the dip and up the slight rise and I’m there, I scarcely have to pedal. That evening, when I left, it …
TREES WITH THE FUR ON (blog)

Will The Circle Be Unbroken

on July 16, 2014, at 5:13 p.m.
I’m home, I made it safely back from Alaska, and even though we did not get to fly in a Disney decorated 737, our planes had smooth sailing, and our flights were easy. I even experimented successfully with lower doses of anti anxiety medication, which meant that when we landed …
LIFE AS A WARDEN WIFE (blog)

Helen’s Restaurant in flames, tragic loss for Down East

on July 11, 2014, at 10:47 a.m.
It’s sad when a family loses a loved one. I’m realizing this morning that it’s a similar feeling when a community loses a place that it loves….a place that defines it. Photo credit to Peter Scoville Photo Credit to Peter Scoville I’ve had every intention of doing a post about Helen’s …
TREES WITH THE FUR ON (blog)

The Alaska Diaries: If it’s worth the going, it’s worth the ride

on July 08, 2014, at 2:21 a.m.
They say that if it’s worth the going, it’s worth the ride. I’m currently in Alaska, so in my case that means being here was worth the drive to Boston, the overnight in an overpriced park and fly hotel, moving with the two luggage racks full of baggage (including a …
ROCK TALK (blog)

I Could Never Rock Climb? Really.

on July 07, 2014, at 6:55 p.m.
At this time of year several dozens of people wander in and out of our Bar Harbor outdoor store. They see the rock climbing videos and the climbing photo albums and most turn to their friends or family and say “I could never do that!” I have to disagree. In …
TREES WITH THE FUR ON (blog)

The Alaska Diaries: Why posting from vacation is harder than you think

on July 04, 2014, at 12:25 p.m.
Greetings from coastal Alaska, as far away from Maine as you can get in America, but strangely, the most like Maine of the states I have visited. I’ve heard this comparison before but it really is true. The mountains are bigger, but the trees are mostly the same, the plants …
LIFE AS A WARDEN WIFE (blog)

Beauty

on June 30, 2014, at 10:54 a.m.
Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where others see nothing. ~Camille Pissarro Our state is gorgeous. Get outside, enjoy summer, and take advantage of everything Maine has to offer. These pictures were taken by my talented other half on Scopan Lake.  
LIFE AS A WARDEN WIFE (blog)

Excess rhubarb? Check out this recipe for homemade rhubarb BBQ sauce

on June 27, 2014, at 10:53 a.m.
I need to start off by thanking whoever the Warden or Warden wife was who planted the rhubarb at this house. I have no idea who did it or when but I can’t help but wonder how many families/residents of the house have put it to use. It’s a beautiful …
LIFE AS A WARDEN WIFE (blog)

North Woods garden pests

on June 26, 2014, at 6:28 a.m.
Between the cat crapping in it, the chickens taking dust baths and snack breaks in it, and the soil being less than ideal, I thought for sure my first garden was doomed. I begged my husband to put some kind of fence around it to keep the animals out. After …
LIFE AS A WARDEN WIFE (blog)

City life fits like a glove for some but not for me!

on June 25, 2014, at 2:27 p.m.
Hello, friends!! It’s been a while, but we are alive and well in the woods. The boys and I have been spending as much time as possible outside and I haven’t had much desire to get on the computer to write. We came back to Clayton Lake yesterday after a busy …
TREES WITH THE FUR ON (blog)

Running the Bold Coast, It’s Worth the Trip

on June 21, 2014, at 7:50 p.m.
A few weeks ago, my sister ran a local road half marathon. The weather was perfect, the route spectacular; we overheard people on the course saying things like “Its so beautiful! I’m so glad I’m alive! I’m so happy to be doing this!”—not your typical long distance race comments. I …
TREES WITH THE FUR ON (blog)

Bradbury Mountain State Park, where have you been all my life?

on June 09, 2014, at 8:08 a.m.
Last week I had the pleasure of my first visit to Bradbury Mountain State Park, in Pownal, right out side of Freeport. I’d driven by it two weeks before, on my way to the Pineland Trail Festival held right down the road, and because I found myself back in the …
TREES WITH THE FUR ON (blog)

Thanks to the Ovenbird, Notes on the Pineland Farms Trail Festival and what’s really inspirational

on May 30, 2014, at 7:14 a.m.
As I suspected, I haven’t gotten a huge response to the formation of the “Trail running and Auditory Birding on the Go Society”. Perhaps the name is just too off putting. Should we try “The Ancient Order of Trail Running Bird Hearers”? Or perhaps “The Birding By Ear Trail Running …
TREES WITH THE FUR ON (blog)

The Trail Running and Auditory Birding on the Go Society: You’re Invited

on May 24, 2014, at 12:30 p.m.
Spring is Maine’s most difficult season, it holds such promise, yet regularly and indiscriminately withholds that promise and we left to endure yet another cool, gray, damp week as our vitamin D stores grow weaker and weaker. With winter we know what to expect and the messages aren’t mixed; the …
LIFE AS A WARDEN WIFE (blog)

The littlest fisherman in the North Woods

on May 24, 2014, at 11:04 a.m.
A couple of days ago, Jackson and his Dad packed up the canoe for his first fishing outing at Clayton Lake. He was pretty successful in catching 4 brook trout all cast and reeled by himself!         He doesn’t only love to catch the fish, he and his …
LIFE AS A WARDEN WIFE (blog)

Fish and forage: Fiddlehead risotto and pan-fried brook trout

on May 23, 2014, at 9:54 a.m.
After a couple of 80 degree days a week or two ago, we have not seen much of the sun. So far, there are no signs of black flies and wishful thinking has me hoping that maybe they won’t show this year! Foolish, I know. We’ve been taking full advantage …
LIFE AS A WARDEN WIFE (blog)

Warmer weather and longer days, this moose lies down for a cat nap

on May 14, 2014, at 10:45 a.m.
Yesterday the boys and I went for a walk down by the lake. We played for a bit until the youngest wild child decided to run into the water and soak himself. We quickly moved on toward the bridge to see if I could photograph a pair of handsome Mergansers that were there …
Piping plover.

Piping plovers on the beach

By Dave Small on May 13, 2014, at 8:47 a.m.
LIFE AS A WARDEN WIFE (blog)

Happy Mother’s Day from the North Woods

on May 11, 2014, at 11:11 a.m.
When news circulated of our impending move to Clayton Lake, one of the first questions that people asked was, “Aren’t you going to be so bored?” I’m sure my jaw dropped most times this question was asked. Clearly these people had forgotten what it’s like to have two kids under the …
TREES WITH THE FUR ON (blog)

What are you afraid of?

on May 10, 2014, at 6:29 p.m.
This spring I’m doing something I haven’t done for a long time, I’m training for a (relatively) long distance running event, several of them in fact. The distance in question is 15 miles, and my plan is to sustain that level of fitness all summer, having started with a half …
 
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