Monthly Archives: March 2014


Yesterday(3/23/14), my neighbor Joe stopped by and asked if we were ready for piglets.  I was hoping that the snow would be gone so I could put up a second pig pen before getting pigs.  Well, the best laid plans……. … Continue reading

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Traditional Ash Basketmaking

Today Mark Young shared his talent making traditional ash baskets at the Homesteading Arts Cooperative monthly get together.  Most of the day was spent pounding White Ash (Fraxinus americana) into riser and weaver stock, as well as, making handles and … Continue reading

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Maple Syruping

Yesterday (3/8/14) we finished tapping.   We’ve got 45 buckets on over 50 taps.  Now we just have to wait until the weather cooperates.  Today was a perfect sap running day- sunny with temps in the 40’s, but it’s going … Continue reading

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Blacksmith Weekend

The Blacksmith Clan got together last weekend for the opening of Liberty Tool in Liberty, Maine.  We were low on numbers with Bill, Noah, Adriaan, and myself, but we had a heck of a good time.  Here’s our haul: This will … Continue reading

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