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LIFE AS A WARDEN WIFE

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 …
LIFE AS A WARDEN WIFE

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 …
TREES WITH THE FUR ON

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

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, …
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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

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

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 …
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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

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 …
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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

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.  
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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

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

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

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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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

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 …
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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 …
 
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