Seasons

with love

As 2012 closes, I want to thank each of you for following along with me at Long Ridge Farm. Your presence is felt and enjoyed and it makes the travel all the lighter! I wish you good health, prosperity and a large dose of peace in the coming year, however you may seek...

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awaiting

The hour draws closer to the most magical night of the year. Past the solstice now, a minute more light and a bit higher in the sky, the sun mellows us. Snow is coming tonight, the best of gifts on this coming silent night. Our tree is trimmed simply this year as if...

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in the cover of darkness

Autumn as been short and lackluster in my corner of the world. I suspect the too dry summer stressed the trees and when the time came to say goodbye to their canopies, it was without a fight. The leaves have drifted down, mostly yellow, ever as lovely, on the forest...

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Enjoy the feast!

First a few greens...(mind your manners Griffin!))Lucy says yum yum...Peach thinks mmm mmm good...Della smiles a yes!then a side dish, stalks of fresh brussel sprouts...brussels on grass, delightful....Dessert anyone?this morning Luna helped me create some paper art...

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Snowmobiling in Northern Maine

Jack and I took a trip North to Millinocket, Maine last week to get in a few days of snowmobiling.The road trip took 7 hours one way and as we approached our hotel, the full moon was eclipsing. It was so beautiful and the snowbanks were 10 feet high! In fact we could...

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Day 2

Next morning starts the real fun...we rode west from Millinocket to Pittston Farm for an overnight. These are the best rides as we pack just what we need in saddlebags for the time away and hit the trail. And as a loyal fiber gal, you can see I packed some knitting...

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Day 3

The next morning before we left we went down to the big barn to meet the animals. Bob and Jen, the owners, have a rule that as long as they own Pittston Farm it has to be a farm. Their son and daughter-in-law have a couple boys in 4-H and they have an assortment of...

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More of Day 3

From Pittston Farm we rode 50 miles in less than two hours on some of the most magnificent trails; we cruised east around the top of Moosehead Lake to Northeast Carry and down to Kokadjo (phonetically Ko-Kay-Jo). Kokadjo has a great gathering place where you can gas...

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Orchid repotting 101

Saturday my friend Lee, above, offered to help repot orchids belonging to me and another friend, Maryann. Lee has a fabulous greenhouse attached to her house where we all met in the morning. It was 20 degrees outside when I arrived at her house at 10am. Inside between...

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Chili dogs

This afternoon we snomobiled the trails from the farm to Keene to have a bite to eat at Chili's and then come home, about 50 miles round trip. We knew the riding wouldn't be the best, despite all the snow we just got, but it was a fun ride anyway. The ride started out...

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