I wasn’t born in New England, but I have lived here long enough to have picked up the Yankee habit of thrift. This was especially important, as I also picked up the Yankee habit of expensively educating my children. So,… Read More ›
This is the time of year I notice there are a lot of mushrooms. The interesting thing is that what we think of as mushrooms, only last for a day or two. The mushroom above ground is the “fruit” phase… Read More ›
When Mexico Comes to New Hampshire
New Hampshire is a state known for many positive things. Low unemployment. High levels of happiness and psychological stability among the inhabitants (even the Libertarians). Beautiful lakes, woodlands and mountains to climb. New Hampshire has few negatives, the first being… Read More ›
Vintage shop fun!
I have a friend, Bill, who loves to post on Facebook his recent vintage finds. He goes to auctions and antique shops and even enjoys perusing the local Craigslist for great finds. I am less able to get out and… Read More ›
The Sky is Falling! (well snow is falling and falling and falling)
It’s been a record setting year here in the New England/Boston area. The good part has been we have not had an ice storm, and we have not lost power. The bad news is everyone is having roof problems. So… Read More ›
Visiting New Hampshire, and Gathering Wool
Recently, I made my third trip to New Hampshire, to visit my friends Kitty and Kochanski: a laid-back weekend with friends, watching TV, looking at over the lake by Kitty’s cabin, and enjoying the fine fall weather. I’ve not been… Read More ›
More Felted Decorations…..and a Santa Parrot
My co blogger Naomi asked me to make some Santa head ornaments using wool felting. Her inspiration was a photograph of a Santa head. Then I decided to try to make wee Santas. I decided to take the Santa ornament… Read More ›
Winter comes to the cabin, and New Hampshire
I was inspired by a youtube video of Alaska to try skipping stones on the almost frozen small lake near the cabin. The trick of making the “incredible” sound is to find an almost frozen lake. A lake that is… Read More ›
Time to close the Cabin!
It’s a sad time of year, where Fall is finished and the nights are getting much colder. That means time to close up the lake cabin for winter. Pipes will freeze, so we put pink eco anti freeze in the… Read More ›