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Boiling Down the Sap

Filed in Food & Drink by on April 3, 2014 2 Comments
Boiling Down the Sap

I must have gone outside to check on my buckets about four times. Each time, I fell through the snow and completely filled my boots until my toes were frozen. Well, the last time I put my jeans over the outside of the boots and the only bad thing to happen was that my jeans […]

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Mud Season in Maine

Filed in Weather by on April 3, 2014 0 Comments
Mud Season in Maine

I have a feeling this mud season is going to get messy. The house we purchased has a few drainage issues. I’ll fix all of them this Summer, but in the meantime, we’re going to do the best with what we’ve got. I’m not worried about inside. Just a few days after we arrived here, […]

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Tapping the Maple Trees For Sap

Filed in Trees & Shrubs by on April 3, 2014 1 Comment
Tapping the Maple Trees For Sap

I think today is the day that Maple Syrup Season begins in Maine. It’s weeks late, but better than never I suppose. When I woke up this morning, I had every intention of tapping some trees. We’ve had a few-day-run of warm weather (mid-40s) so I figured it was go time. I got caught up […]

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Maine Maple Sunday

Filed in Around Town by on March 24, 2014 0 Comments
Maine Maple Sunday

This was a difficult Sunday for many sap houses across the state. It’s been extraordinarily cold in northern New England and the longer than normal Winter season is taking its toll on maple syrup producers from Ohio to Maine. I just read a few comments on a maple syrup forum and a lot of people […]

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Hiking a New Snow Trail

Filed in Hiking by on March 24, 2014 2 Comments
Hiking a New Snow Trail

We were fortunate enough to enjoy the company of Laura’s brother this past weekend. He came all the way from New York up to Maine to do a little hiking and to visit a sugar house with us for Maine Maple Sunday. I’ll talk about the sugar house in my next post. Right now, I’d […]

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Walking Steve’s Land

Filed in Hiking by on March 18, 2014 0 Comments
Walking Steve’s Land

I really should be more accurate here. What we walked today was Steve’s “almost” land. He’ll have it by next week and when he does, let the games begin. I have a funny feeling there’s going to be a lot of activity up there. That’s the way Steve rolls. Today was a twofold day. The […]

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Logging, Baby Chicks, Wood Pellets & Big Machines

Filed in Around Town by on March 17, 2014 6 Comments
Logging, Baby Chicks, Wood Pellets & Big Machines

Laura and I had an action packed thriller of a day today. We did all sorts of things from picking up a ton of pellets to checking out some baby ducks and chickens to looking at really cool huge machinery to cruising around and taking pictures of a wood splitting operation. What fun. Good thing […]

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Current Snow Depth Map

Filed in Weather by on March 13, 2014 0 Comments
Current Snow Depth Map

I just found the greatest resource. And to think, I’ve been pushing what I used to think was the greatest resource – the sunrise and sunset times site. What I have here is a kept up to date and current snow depth map. To visit the most up-to-date map for the northeast, click here. The […]

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Another Foot and a Half of Snow

Filed in Weather by on March 13, 2014 4 Comments
Another Foot and a Half of Snow

It was all good up until yesterday. We’ve had some pretty nice weather round these here parts. There were days where the sun was shining and the temperatures we in the mid-forties. I actually thought we’d see some snow melt before our guests arrive for Maine Maple Sunday. It was the icy driveway I was […]

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Moose Tracks in Snow Country

Filed in Hiking by on February 24, 2014 1 Comment
Moose Tracks in Snow Country

Since we arrived in Maine, we’ve had a sort of obsession with sighting a moose. We don’t want to necessarily bump into one while walking on a trail, but we sure would like to see one. As we are well aware, moose can be aggressive and unpredictable, so seeing one from afar would be fine […]

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