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Top Things to Know about Hydronic Heat Pump

These days, people in North America are switching to air source heat pumps to enjoy the same benefits of using conventional gas or electric heating systems without increasing the carbon foot print. 516 more words

Heat Pumps

Substandard Door Installation

Substandard door installation found in many major North American cities that creates hardship for
tenants, mostly poor people, during long Winter months living in cold climate. 140 more words


Camping in a cold climate

Unsure if this will be the first of many camping adventures or resolutely the one and only.  One thing IS for sure: someone with a skant few nights’ camping experience  acquired during a lifetime of temperate summer conditions in the UK should probably not choose Iceland to be their first extended camping trip, even during the height of summer.   64 more words


Wine Review: Elfs Farm Winery and Cider House

Our family just returned from a few days in Northern New York and Vermont for our annual summer vacation. While I used to live in Plattsburgh, New York, the rest of the family was new to the area. 373 more words

The Spring-to-Summer Race

Spring in Maine is known for being both late and fleeting. During our winter-to-spring transition in April, I moved through the garden at a leisurely pace, cleaning up each bed as the snow melted there. 684 more words


Springing! GBBD, April 2017

It would be an exaggeration to say that spring has sprung in my Maine garden, but it is definitely springing. Most of the snow has melted; what’s left are patches of snow on the ground, piles of shoveled snow, and snow banks left by the plow. 316 more words