Category Archive: Around the Home

Aug 06

Stem Dying Queen Anne’s Lace

One of my all time favorite summer traditions is picking and coloring bouquets of Queen Anne’s Lace. It is something I used to do with my grandmother on hot summer days when I was young. We would go for long leisurely walks and ponder the wonders of life and the universe, all along the way …

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Jun 06

Rosemary; for Memory and Friendship

Rosemary’s unmistakable fragrance, culinary flavor, and medicinal properties have made it popular around the world. Since ancient times, Rosemary has been associated with memory, longevity, and friendship. It is a showy herbaceous shrub that flowers in blue, pink, or white; depending on the variety. It’s Latin name, Rosmarinus literally translated is “dew of the sea”. …

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Feb 10

Make a snow candle!

This is the perfect project when the weather is freezing cold, and there is a good snow pack. This winter has been a bit slow in arriving, but this weeks snow falls here in Maine have provided us with just enough snow for this project, and the weather forecast is predicting colder temperatures this weekend! …

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May 20

Ticks, what you should know

Finally, the snow is melted and like most Mainers when spring arrives, I’ve been spending as much time outside as I can- in my garden. Cleaning up last years leaves from the lawn, cleaning out perennial beds, and prepping gardens becomes marathon like in hopes to beat the hatching of Deer Ticks! Can we beat …

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Apr 12

Black Fly Season in Maine

Yup, it’s almost that time again- Black Fly Season! You’ve been waiting weeks now for the snow to melt so you can see the ground, and tangible signs of Spring. Then, you remember the Black Flies! A near panic ensues to clean up the yard as quickly as possible, to beat the hatching of those …

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Mar 16

How to Make a Snow Candle

This is the perfect project when the weather is freezing cold, and cabin fever is setting in. Spring is not far off now, but some of you in northern Maine, around the Great Lakes, and in Canada will still have plenty of snow for this! It is simple. A great project to do with kids, …

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