Archive for November, 2012

Not A Cat, Dog, Horse, Snake But A Sugar Glider For A Pet.

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Sugar glider, sounds like something good to eat from Krispy Kreme. Maybe a screened or glass Maine home porch swing that moves pretty smoothly for afternoon naps or evening chats. A sugar glider is an animal that I thought at first was described as more of a flying squirrel. And I know from experience you […]

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“Well Bub, Like I Said It’s Hard Telling Not Knowing….”

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Living in small rural Maine is not like any other place. The people are fewer, down to Earth, hard working, God fearing. With a small Maine home town pride burning brightly deep down inside every man, woman, child. A strong willingness to help, pitch in when Maine community events need a hand. You don’t just […]

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Sliding Down A Maine Snow Hill, Picking Up Speed.

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Maine winter downhill snow sliding, and learning tricks to increase the speed. As a Maine kid, using the area terrain in the back yard or as far away as a parent would go and spend an afternoon. Bundled up, nice and warm. Your brothers, sisters, all the neighborhood kids, cousins and school mates part of […]

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Not Just Happy Round The Clock But Euphoria Sustained.

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If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands. Stomp your feet. Smile big, wide and handsome. But expecting to have full time joy, contentment, a state of intense happiness and self-confidence takes lots of work. And others are not the key to taking you to this “happy place”. It starts, ends with what […]

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Rocks, Stones In Maine, Not Just The Jewelry Kind.

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Maine has a new stash of rocks each year that row crop farmers know all too well. Picked many a rock and carted them to the woods or to make a property boundary line bigger. More defined. Frost pushes up stones that need removal to keep from jamming, breaking farm machinery used in planting, cultivating, […]

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Finding Beans, Digging Out Of Aunt Molly’s Maine Farm Home.

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My Aunt Molly lived most of the forty years at the Maine farm with Uncle Fred. And in the recent Maine farm sale, digging out, finding treasures happens. My cousin Joan, one of the twins, Uncle’s Bud’s daughter was nice enough to rescue a bag of solider beans. Packed in two pound plastic bags with […]

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Stealing Across The Maine Border Into Neighboring Canada.

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When you live in Maine, there’s lots of outdoor natural fun to be had right in state. But the lure of crossing the Vacationland border into Canada, whether Quebec on the west, New Brunswick or the Atlantic provinces on the east. Both create a strong tug of the heart. Dad’s mom Bessie was 100 percent […]

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Winter Field Snow Fences, Banking The Maine Farm Home.

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Getting ready for a Maine winter…because growing up can remember snow so high you could reach up, actually if crazy enough touch the wires along roads. Snow, fluffy white stuff came steadily. It was that high. Had to be kept up with, not neglected. But we know how to deal with snow in Maine. Have […]

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Maine Tipping, No, Not The Twenty Percent Waitress Kind.

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Tipping, not for pleasant, quick service at a Maine restaurant or the pushing over a cow in the farm yard late at night. Not the free or paid for advice kind either. Tipping for Maine Christmas wreaths. Not just Maine Christmas trees being wrapped and stacked and shipped south for the holidays. Up to three […]

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