Heather's Blog

Wintering Well

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Wed, Mar 22nd, 2017

I find this time of year really tests my perseverance. I'm more than ready for warm weather and growing things, but winter seems determined to stick around. This morning the sun was out and the birds were chasing each other through the trees and now there is sideways snow. And I'm trying to Winter Well, but I'm tired of the ice and snow and frozen toes. I'm ready for fresh vegetables and flip flops and sunshine. But I also know I'm fickle. In July I will be complaining about the bugs and the heat and pulling weeds. So, I remind myself not to despise the day of small things. Zechariah 4:10 (my translation). And I force myself to go outside and enjoy the cold, reminding myself that as long as there is ice on the ground, there are no black flies. And that is not a "small thing."

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earlier posts

Rainbow Sherbet Punch

Tue, Mar 14th, 2017

Sherbet punch. Did it ever disappear?

Dirty Snow

Wed, Mar 1st, 2017

Ash Wednesday and Spring.

Cadillac Mountain

Fri, Feb 24th, 2017

Ice falls at Cadillac Mountain on Mount Desert Island

Making room for dreams

Fri, Nov 11th, 2016

Dreaming takes only a moment, but pursuing a dream takes a lifetime.

Blueberry Barrens in the Fall

Tue, Nov 1st, 2016

Surprising beauty rarely seen

Pumpkin Ginger Scones

Wed, Oct 19th, 2016

Obsessed with Pumpkin

Hiking in Baxter State Park

Mon, Oct 10th, 2016

I can't figure out why I waited so long.


Fri, Sep 30th, 2016

If I have to scoop the cat box one more time...

Campobello Island

Thu, Sep 15th, 2016

Johnny Appleseed's work reviewed.

Wisdom with the Mail

Wed, Aug 31st, 2016

How I gained surprising wisdom with my junk mail.

Sicker Than a Dog Days of Summer

Tue, Aug 23rd, 2016

A trip to Texas in August. Not my best decision.


Tue, Aug 16th, 2016

A rainbow of macarons and one very blue cake


Tue, Jul 19th, 2016

Finding my ancestors.

First Fruits

Mon, Jul 11th, 2016

First blueberries of the year.

Sourdough Bread

Tue, Jul 5th, 2016

60 hour sourdough bread.

Apple Blossoms on the Spitter Trees

Sun, Jun 5th, 2016

Things I've learned about wild apples.

Gardening by Lilac

Thu, May 26th, 2016

When to plant your garden in Maine.

Unexpected gifts from our year in the woods

Sun, May 22nd, 2016

Sun, leaves, snow, blackflies -- a year in Maine.

Moon Stone Beach Memories

Wed, May 18th, 2016

Orange pants and blue seaglass.