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TREES WITH THE FUR ON (blog)

What’s the deal with the #100daystreak?

on March 18, 2014, at 8:40 p.m.
Maybe you have heard of this, maybe you haven’t. I hadn’t until I noticed something on from the local running club on Facebook just before New Years this past December. People were talking about signing on for a hundred day streak, and I got intrigued. The rules were simple, run …
TREES WITH THE FUR ON (blog)

Snowshoeing update…

on March 14, 2014, at 7:45 p.m.
A quick update…after that last piece about snowshoeing, I felt like I should give it another chance. My husband actually has a pair of the new, ugly, plastic snow shoes I was pooh poohing, so I dug them out and strapped them on and took the dogs for a walk. …
LIFE AS A WARDEN WIFE (blog)

Cusk Chowdah

on March 14, 2014, at 9:12 a.m.
After around 15 fresh inches, the snow started tapering off yesterday afternoon. The sun made a strong attempt to peak out from behind the clouds, but didn’t succeed until right around sunset, leaving the edge of the horizon painted in pinks and purples. We took full advantage of what might be our last big storm by …
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Birds need friends, too

By Bob Duchesne on March 13, 2014, at 1:41 p.m.
Birds should know better than to put all their eggs in one basket. But that’s what most seabirds do. There are roughly 4,600 coastal Maine islands. Only about 6 percent of them are suitable for significant nesting. Even fewer support a wide variety of nesting birds. Merely one-tenth of 1 …
LIFE AS A WARDEN WIFE (blog)

Winter Blues: More snow coming?…this squirrel has had enough

on March 10, 2014, at 12:19 p.m.
So, last night I made myself a piña colada with fresh pineapple juice, coconut milk, and vanilla vodka….I HATE my drinks not frozen and I didn’t have enough ice so I put the blender outside. I left it there thinking I could just have it tonight after it was good and …
TREES WITH THE FUR ON (blog)

My newly found respect for snowshoers

on March 07, 2014, at 7:47 a.m.
It is spring break at the school I teach for, and instead of heading to Florida or the Virgin Islands along with my students for vitamin D and warm air on my skin, I am here in Maine, running in the snow. Thankfully the trails right now are runnable again, …
LIFE AS A WARDEN WIFE (blog)

Home

on March 03, 2014, at 3:42 p.m.
Today we hit the six month mark of our stay here at Clayton Lake. I’m sorry to anyone who may have placed any bets….I’ve made it this far! :) It’s so crazy to think about all the things that terrified me before the move. Groceries, the drive in, sickness, distance …
TREES WITH THE FUR ON (blog)

Rain, Sun and the Joy of Possibilities

on March 01, 2014, at 5:08 p.m.
My Friday afternoon run is usually a welcome relief, a reward for spending the week at work, the day inside, my time hunched at a computer or over a stack of papers. I started the tradition last fall, using the Friday afternoon trail run to simultaneously shed the mental weight …
LIFE AS A WARDEN WIFE (blog)

Daffodil: One of spring’s friendliest faces

on March 01, 2014, at 11:39 a.m.
Today I’m so thankful for this friendly daffodil who came out to say hello yesterday. With the thermometer reading -15 early this morning, I welcome any sign of spring even if it is inside the house. As Mainers, we know that March 1st means one thing…that the days to follow are going …
LIFE AS A WARDEN WIFE (blog)

Oh, Food: A few old and new favorite Maine eateries

on Feb. 28, 2014, at 1:32 p.m.
Well friends, it’s been a while! I returned to the woods a couple of days ago after a refreshing stay with family and friends. I was happy to be able to visit the Old Port for the first time in three years…it had been too long! I am not a girl who likes to …
TREES WITH THE FUR ON (blog)

Sarah O’Malley, Sugarloafer since…..

on Feb. 18, 2014, at 10:14 p.m.
On place and memory and finding home ground, one ski slope at a time. Sarah O’Malley, Sugarloafer since…or maybe they don’t do that anymore. When I worked there 15 years ago, our name tags all listed the year we became “local”, local being a self defined state of mind, a …
LIFE AS A WARDEN WIFE (blog)

Slow Living: The luxury of living in the deep North Woods

on Feb. 10, 2014, at 7:53 p.m.
  Slow living. To live without a schedule, without an agenda, without appointments, without a calendar…..I consider it a luxury, my friends. We have a clock on the wall in our kitchen. It is a pretty clock. It serves no real purpose. It’s a thing. An item that hangs there looking pretty. …
TREES WITH THE FUR ON (blog)

7 Reasons You Should Run (and trail run at that) in the Winter

on Feb. 08, 2014, at 10:29 p.m.
Why should you go running, especially trail running, in the winter? 1. Because you get to see things like this: Winter is when it’s relatively easy to see signs of all the animals we share the world with. Tracks that are invisible when the forest floor is covered with leaves …
TREES WITH THE FUR ON (blog)

Introducing Trees with the Fur On

on Feb. 05, 2014, at 11:48 a.m.
Welcome to Trees With The Fur On, a blog about how outdoor experiences like trail running, bushwhacking and getting lost and dirty keep me sane and grounded in an otherwise increasingly insane and ungrounded world.
LIFE AS A WARDEN WIFE (blog)

PLAY: What we can do to encourage an appreciation for the great Maine outdoors

on Jan. 30, 2014, at 1:18 p.m.
I hear people say all the time that kids don’t know how to enjoy a simple day of fun outside anymore. Here’s a well known fact….kids follow by example. If he was allowed to do so, Jackson would probably sit on the couch with an Ipad and the television on for hours. He loves Cabela’s Deer Hunter …
ROCK TALK (blog)

Climbing and Risk

on Jan. 27, 2014, at 10:08 a.m.
In my first post I detailed about why I climb. Every climber has a different answer to that question but I suspect a thirst for adventure and curiosity toward the unknown are key parts of anyone’s answer. But for those who haven’t climbed there is always the question of risk  …
BAD BEAVER TALES (blog)

Never put your lipstick in the same pocket as your ammo

on Jan. 27, 2014, at 8:12 a.m.
I have an old friend, Crow Dickinson, who was called the “Dean” of the NH House of Representatives, as he was the longest-standing legislator in the House with 32 years of consecutive terms. He was first elected in 1974 and served until his retirement in 2006. Crow was also instrumental …
LIFE AS A WARDEN WIFE (blog)

Jack’s First Brook Trout

on Jan. 25, 2014, at 11:28 a.m.
“We are going ice fishing today!” For weeks, those were the first words that came out of Jackson’s mouth the minute he woke up. Anyone with a three year old knows that it’s not a great idea to mention a fun event hours, days, or weeks before it happens, and his Dad had let …
ROCK TALK (blog)

Hello Readers. Why I Climb?

on Jan. 18, 2014, at 10:08 p.m.
I have been pondering what my first BDN “Rock Talk” blog post should be about for a few days and thought a good start might be to answer the ever present question of “why do I climb?” I suppose I could cop out and use the age-old phrase from George …
LIFE AS A WARDEN WIFE (blog)

Comin’ Up Realty Road

on Jan. 15, 2014, at 10:45 p.m.
A dog, a cat, two little boys, a husband, a wife, and lots of groceries. We crammed it all in on the last trip we made back into Clayton Lake. After the rainfall a little over a week ago, the Realty road turned to a smooth glare of ice with a little dirt tossed on top in …
 
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