Take a Peek at my Week Sept 24th-30th

September 30, 2017

This week, the temperatures soared to near 90 degrees, and dropped to almost 40 degrees just a few nights later. But summer is definitely over here in Maine. We enjoyed a week at home, gathering the last of the produce from the garden, getting kindling ready for our wood stove this winter and even had time for a day trip to Freeport for lunch and some shopping. I baked an apple pie using some of the apples we picked a few weeks ago and it was delicious! I love fall. I really really do! Enjoy this peek at our week.

Can You Train Chickens to Play the Xylophone?

September 26, 2017


I'm sure some of you have seen the YouTube videos posted by Two Creative Chicks of their chickens playing the xylophone that have gone viral. Not only is it super cute, the chickens seem to enjoy it, and with our long winters here in Maine, I'm all for anything to help beat the winter "coop fever" that can sometimes set in. So I set out to find out just how easy it is to teach chickens to play.

Take a Peek at my Week - Sept 17th - 23rd

September 23, 2017

I missed posting my weekly photo roundup last Saturday night because I was traveling and completely forgot to put it together before I left! So this week actually encompasses two weeks of photos - minus Friday-Tuesday of last weekend since I was in Texas and shared those photos in a separate post last Tuesday. Anyway....

Take a Peek Inside Chip and Joanna Gaines' Magnolia Market at the Silos

September 19, 2017


It's been awhile since I've written, but I hope you'll forgive me when you read this post! Although there isn't a single chicken to be found anywhere, I think it's got a nice, farmhouse vibe going on nonetheless. And after all, there's more to life than chickens..not much, but a little, teeny bit more, right?

Take a Peek at our Week - Sept 3rd to 9th

September 9, 2017


This week we got a lot of rain (nothing compared to what the Southern part of the country already got and will be getting due to the hurricanes battering that area, but enough to keep us inside), which meant some home cooking in the shape of homemade marinara sauce and a delicious pizza. I also did some work on my next book since the deadline is edging ever closer, and got a few articles written that were due to the magazine editors I work with. 

Easy Homegrown Homemade Tomato Sauce

September 5, 2017


Let me preface this by saying that I'm not really a fan of tomato sauce. I'm much more apt to just drizzle a bowl of pasta with some olive oil, salt, pepper, and a sprinkle of freshly grated Parmesan cheese. But when tomato season arrives, and we have lush, green basil growing, along with fragrant thyme, plus onions and garlic recently harvested from our own garden, I can't help but cook up a batch of this easy tomato sauce.

Take a Peek at Our Week - Aug 27th to Sept 2nd

September 2, 2017

As the temperatures dip ever closer to the freezing mark, it's clear that summer is nearing an end, at least up here in Maine. While we might complain about the cold and snow at times, I'm thankful that wildfires, hurricanes and tornadoes aren't things that we are faced with - and our hearts go out to all those affected in any way by Hurricane Harvey.
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