Author Archives: taidinnan

House Photo Update: The Home Stretch

Once again, I’m devoting a blog post to photos of our house progress instead of a story of delicious cooking, home gardening, or great projects to do with kids.  Soon though, we’ll move into our new home.  It will serve … Continue reading

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DIY Maple Sugaring

Up here in Vermont, our temperatures have begun rising above freezing during the day and falling below 32 degrees at night.  That means it’s sugaring season!  Though specialized technology and expensive equipment have been developed to help large sugar-makers boost their production of luxurious … Continue reading

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More Winter Fun

This winter has been a blast.  Lake Champlain froze across for the second year in a row, we’ve gotten plenty of snow without any mid-winter thaws, and sometimes sunshine even boosts temperatures into the twenties! It’s usually not too hard … Continue reading

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House Photo Update

As new layers are added and next steps are taken on our house construction, spaces seem to grow and shrink in unpredictable ways.  Of course, they’ve been the same dimensions since the beginning.  The footprint of our poured foundation seemed … Continue reading

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2015 Summer Camps!

As snow accumulates and chilly temperatures brighten our cheeks, I’m dreaming of summer in Vermont.  This year I’ll be running two camps: Green Thumbs Summer Camp and Turtle Lane Art and Nature Camp.  Check out the camp posters, visit our websites, save … Continue reading

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A Lardy Afternoon

Most people have pretty negative associations with the word “lard.”  According to a recent story by NPR, we have Procter & Gamble’s marketing team to thank.  “…Unlike lard, Crisco was made in a lab by scientists, not necessarily an appetizing idea … Continue reading

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House Photos: Sheetrock edition

Once again I’m hijacking my blog to share photos of our house progress.  We braved single digit temperatures and sub-zero winds to walk over to the site yesterday.  Roof shingling is almost complete, and workers have begun siding the house. … Continue reading

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