Maine Maple Sunday

Portland, Maine – The first sign of spring in Maine is NOT daffodils… it’s sap. Taps and buckets start appearing on maple trees everywhere. And then steam rises from the wood fired sugar houses. And the best part of all… these amazing smelling sugar shacks open their doors to the public to celebrate the sap … Continue reading

Maine Fairies Beckon our Little Architechts

Mackworth Island, Falmouth,¬†Maine ¬†– The children of Maine are working children. The girls and boys don’t work for money or food. They are an altruistic bunch and work for the joyful satisfaction of a putting a roof over the heads of Maine’s tiniest inhabitants… the Fairies. When first light appears, the fairies wake. They take … Continue reading

‘B’ is for Boats. Really BIG BOATS

Portland, Maine – From the working fishing wharves of Old Port where lobster are sold fresh every day to the island ferry boat rides to the shipping channel for cargo and crude oil, our port is a busy one. It’s one HUGE adventure to small boys… and mom… and dad. But the first time my … Continue reading

Our Stuff Runneth Over…

If it seems like I fell off the face of the Earth, I did. Actually, I was living in a never ending episode of Sanford and Son. My home? A cluttered version of their salvage yard (And if you think that isn’t possible, it is). It’s like I’ve had an awful glimpse into a special … Continue reading

We are Mainers now!

We have a new place to call home: Portland, Maine! If you’ve wondered where on earth I’ve been the last couple of weeks… well, somewhere between Charleston, South Carolina and the rocky coast of Maine! An epic road trip. Just the boys and me… with no DVD player. And some how we survived and enjoyed … Continue reading