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TREES WITH THE FUR ON (blog)

Maine Huts and Trails #mainedreamy

on Sept. 23, 2014, at 11:34 p.m.
When you are married to a professional mountain climbing guide, sometimes you have to face difficult facts, like when it’s the end of March in Maine, and your colleagues at work ask you if your husband is home, knowing he travels frequently. And you have to respond that no, Dick …
TREES WITH THE FUR ON (blog)

It’s not you, it’s me.

on Sept. 09, 2014, at 8:30 p.m.
Dear Trail Running, It’s not you, it’s me. No, we’re not breaking up, nothing like that. You will always be my main squeeze but, it’s just, well, you know how I have a little thing with skiing every winter? When you aren’t around? I know this might be hard but …
LIFE AS A WARDEN WIFE (blog)

Hermit life: Beginning of our second year at Clayton Lake

on Sept. 08, 2014, at 4:02 p.m.
It doesn’t seem possible, but we are five days into year two here at Clayton Lake. Some days in the woods have dragged, but the year has flown by! It has been one of the most challenging but we are stronger for it. I chuckle when I think of the …
TREES WITH THE FUR ON (blog)

Life, the Universe and Everything.

on Sept. 02, 2014, at 7:47 a.m.
I recently celebrated a birthday, a big one. The Douglas Adams Birthday, 42. All summer I had dreamed of spending my birthday trail running Franconia Ridge, dreams fueled by the photos my friend Jenny, who lives just over the ridge from Franconia Notch kept posting. Then she posted the recipe …
THE BEE WHISPERER
Bees swarm on the blueberry barrens of Down East Maine.

If you see a swarm, think about calling someone to save precious bees

By Peter Cowin on Aug. 27, 2014, at 2:28 p.m.
This time last year the goldenrod honey flow was quite spectacular. I wouldn’t say we’ve reached those levels this year but the hot spell this week could change all that. You certainly can smell the bees working on the goldenrod pollen and nectar each afternoon and evening. It’s quite a …
LIFE AS A WARDEN WIFE (blog)

Our first visit to St. Pamphile, Quebec

on Aug. 19, 2014, at 1:18 p.m.
It’s stupidly pathetic that it took us almost a year of living here to visit St. Pamphile, but yesterday we finally made the trip across the border. We’ve had intentions of visiting before now, but weather, border hours, and our adapted hermit attitudes were a few things that prevented us …
TREES WITH THE FUR ON (blog)

August? It’s complicated…

on Aug. 14, 2014, at 12:19 p.m.
Late summer is complicated. I’ve been trying to write for weeks, about my week in Baxter State Park volunteering for the Baxter Flora Project, about coming out of that week in the woods and being over whelmed with love for humanity in all it’s stupid sweetness, about marking the 16th …
LIFE AS A WARDEN WIFE (blog)

A bit of Downeast in the North Woods

on Aug. 07, 2014, at 10:15 p.m.
So August 1st rolled around and I was feeling pretty bummed about being in northern Maine. Driving back from Machias after my last visit was certainly the most conflicted I’ve felt since our first drive to Clayton Lake last September. Summer, or more specifically August is one of my favorite times of …
LIFE AS A WARDEN WIFE (blog)

Blueberries in the woods

on Aug. 07, 2014, at 10:15 p.m.
So August 1st rolled around and I’m not gonna lie, I was feeling pretty bummed about being in northern Maine. Driving back from Machias after my last visit was certainly the most conflicted I’ve felt since our first drive to Clayton Lake last September. Summer, or more specifically August is one …
TREES WITH THE FUR ON (blog)

So what is running good for? This.

on Aug. 06, 2014, at 1:37 p.m.
[vimeo 100239728 w=500 h=281]   I’ve got stuff in the pipe line, I really do, but this video came across my screen this afternoon and just had to be shared. I’ve thought great deal about what running is good for, or not, and sometimes I come to the conclusion that …
LIFE AS A WARDEN WIFE (blog)

Moms and babies in the North Woods

on Aug. 03, 2014, at 11:07 p.m.
So far we’ve been lucky enough to have one play date in the woods with two adorable little girls. Other than that…we haven’t seen many baby humans. I might be the only mom of human babies in this neck of the woods, but I’m certainly not the only mother. Animal or human, …
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 …
 
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