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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


Hibiscus as Medicine

Hibiscus is a lovely house plant as well as prolific grower in the garden.  There are varieties for less than tropical environments.  It gives a nice Hawaiian feel to the window during a snowy day if you keep it in a pot.  296 more words

Herbal Remedies

Waiting for Spring: GBBD, March 2017

In many parts of the United States, March is a spring month. In Maine, although we may enjoy occasional spring-like days, March is still winter and a time of not-so-patiently waiting for spring. 244 more words