Squeezing in Summer

Is it just me or is time this summer going incredibly fast?  We went from having plenty of summer days left to suddenly arriving in the last month of summer.  There are some places farther south than where we are that summer lasts through September, and even into October, but Maine is surely not one […]

Meet Nimue

Our family recently adopted this sweet girl who we named Nimue. She’s about 6 months old and while her mother is a full chocolate lab, no one knows who the father is or what type of dog he may be.  The shelter staff thinks she is also part boxer.  No matter what she is, she’s […]

The House for Wayward Cats

Every now and then, a stray cat will show up at our door.  Sometimes, when we don’t already have five cats, we’ll open the door and welcome it into our home.  (And sometimes when we do, we end up with kittens a month later.)  Husband insists there must be a sign in our woods, telling […]

The House with the Attached Barn

I have dreamed as long as I can remember of having a very old farmhouse with an attached barn.  Here in Maine they’re rather common, usually with an ell that connects the house to the barn.  They may not have been a necessity, but I’ll bet it surely was nice for the farmer to be […]

Making Books

We’ve had a few rather rainy days lately, which is great for the gardens, but not so great for the children who are spending a lot of time inside.  Sometimes we’re able to find creative ways to spend the day, and other times the Littles ask too many times to watch a movie.  While I […]