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 […]

Tiny Tim Visits

Poor Sophie did something to her toe on Monday.  I’m not sure exactly what happened, but it ended up with Emma nearby and Sophie on the floor, both complaining (Sophie rather loudly) that they were hurt.  Whatever it was, Sophie was much more injured than Emma, who was fine within moments.  The quick swelling told […]

Slow Making

At the beginning of the year, I indulged in fantasies of hours upon hours of sewing; all sorts of beautiful and handmade items making their way from my sewing machine out into the world; launching my way from hobby status into an actual business that could not only pay for my sewing habit, but perhaps […]

Stillness Found

We had a quiet day at home today. No errands to run, no trips into town. Home. I didn’t get everything done that I thought I would, but I spent a beautiful time pushing my youngest son on the swing as he talked to me and told me stories and ask me questions – his […]