heart opening

I saw this demonstrated on Instagram using paper (account @the_jpp) and immediately wanted to try it with cloth. It was quite fiddly to weave, but doable. I’m enjoying the result. Something comes over me...

Sea smoke

I think the worst is over. The chickens survived the night in their coop. The wind was howling all night. Temperatures dropped to -15. We woke up to no water, but Sam solved the...

Cold

It’s 8 below zero at 5 pm. Supposed to reach 17 below tonight. Windy too. Hard to believe it’s that cold. People say it used to frequently get this cold during the Maine winter,...

Candlemas

I looked up “Candlemas.” It’s a Christian holiday that was originally a Celtic celebration of the cross-quarter day, or midpoint between the solstice and the equinox. For me personally, I decided to make it...

Wild

This encounter yesterday. A pair! They came in together behind the orchard. Then separated. We watched one stroll around for awhile. Broke into the garden by jumping through the slats in the gate. Patrolled...

Homely

Something new I’m experiencing – at almost 67 years old (Thursday!). Going back to a project months or years later, continuing. Mending. Assembling and reassembling. Reusing. This feels new. Or maybe it feels old...

Skiing

Yesterday was a perfect day to do a little cross-country skiing in Acadia. It feels strange to post about yesterday sometimes. I feel like Grace “I’m not good at yesterday.” Today feels quite different,...