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apple blossoms
gardens
strawberries
flowers
harvest soup
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    Spring Looks Different This Year

    Last year on this date we recorded 80 degrees in our middle meadow. I was wearing shorts. The sugaring season was over. Our attention had turned to preparing gardens. It was all very, very weird. Today, the first day of spring 2013, we awoke to …

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    A Complete Process

    “Temporary? Put a date on it.” I’d grown used to that phrase during the winter of 2007 and spring of 2008. When we first moved into Gypsy (our house) we set up a camp table for food preparation and to have a place to eat. …

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  • Second boil

    Sweetening the Pan

    Finally, the low pressure that has persisted for more than a week has moved off the Maine coast. A clear, calm night brought an overnight low of 15 degrees and a forecast high in the upper 40’s. Perfect! With the promise of blue skies, I …

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    Shipping off to Boston

    For the past twelve years, I’ve been making the early March trip to Windmill Point, at the southern entrance to Boston Harbor. Few have heard of pilot gig racing, let alone the Snow Row, but its loyal band of participants enthusiastically gather on a small …

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  • Resilience

    Resilience

    There is a word that has frequented my thoughts more often in recent years. Resilience: an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change. Resiliency is a fundamental quality that we all possess in varying amounts. I don’t know if I’d qualify …

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