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SouleMama
Coastal Maine
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I'm so sorry, Diane! ~amanda
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Ah, photo albums. Those much-loved records of our years together, invokers of good memory, and such a pleasure to peruse the pages of. And also...dare I say....sometimes impossibly hard to keep up with. Especially these days in the age of... Continue reading
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There are a series of goodbyes and hellos and goodbyes again happening here in our world of late, and it's leaving me feeling rather on the sentimental side. This summer feels more full of those goodbyes than ever before....and yet,... Continue reading
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Today, we bring you a giveaway from SouleMama Sponsor, The Waldorf Connection. In Donna's words: "The Waldorf Connection is an online resource for families homeschooling with Waldorf-inspired methods. We provide training, support and community to help those get started without... Continue reading
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Today, we bring you a giveaway from SouleMama Sponsor, Bee's Wrap. In Sarah's words: "Bee’s Wrap is a beeswax and cloth sustainable food storage solution. Wrap cheese or a sandwich, half of an avocado or lemon. Bee’s Wrap is also... Continue reading
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. . . . . . . . . {this moment} ~ A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor... Continue reading
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I am so excited to say that "harvest" is the word of the week in the garden! Well, "harvest" and "weeds" but lets focus on the harvest shall we? (I will focus on the weeds, just as soon as it... Continue reading
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As of last week (welcome, baby Leo!) there are fourteen children between my sisters and me, most of them under the age of eight. Family gatherings? A madhouse! A fabulous, wild, zany, drooly, crawly love of a madhouse. Each time... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at SouleMama
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Oh thank you! They're by Vera Wang. ~amanda
Toggle Commented Jul 15, 2014 on date night in the harbor at SouleMama
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It's posted at the bottom of those posts, usually by Wednesday. The winners will also receive an email from us. ~amanda
Toggle Commented Jul 15, 2014 on date night in the harbor at SouleMama
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Many days later, I still can't stop thinking about that night. The weather could not have been more perfectly suited to a cruise around Portland harbor - sunny, warm, a very light breeze. And the chance to spend an evening... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at SouleMama
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Today, we bring you a giveaway from SouleMama Sponsor, The Vintage Pearl. In Erin's words: "We create unique and meaningful handstamped jewelry in our studio in Tulsa, Oklahoma. We love creating unique treasures for moms and grandmas! Visit our Blog... Continue reading
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Today, we bring you a giveaway from SouleMama Sponsor, Alena Hennessy. In Alena's words: "Artist, author, and devotee to beauty. I guide people through painting, mixed media, and the creative process both online and through select retreats and also have... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2014 at SouleMama
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(Copying from above) By hand! Ah! We have a 50 gallon drum by the garden shed that stays full from the rain and we water by hand with buckets from that. It isn't too bad - we generally get a decent amount of rain in this neck of the woods. ~amanda
Toggle Commented Jul 12, 2014 on in the garden :: July 10 at SouleMama
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Oh that's a great tip! So far they are doing okay - a little bit of handpicking early on. Fingers crossed for a successful squash harvest for all! ~amanda
Toggle Commented Jul 12, 2014 on in the garden :: July 10 at SouleMama
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We don't really have trouble with deer around the garden - and I'm not really sure why. (Knocking on wood here!) Perhaps they're deterred by all the livestock around? Or Greta now? ~amanda
Toggle Commented Jul 12, 2014 on in the garden :: July 10 at SouleMama
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Oh, that's hard to tell it changes so much as the season goes along. In May/June we are spending every moment we can out there. Now I'd say it's closer to one to two hours a day. ~amanda
Toggle Commented Jul 12, 2014 on in the garden :: July 10 at SouleMama
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I haven't used it for dyeing but just for tea so far! ~amanda
Toggle Commented Jul 12, 2014 on in the garden :: July 10 at SouleMama
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I ran out of space! ;) And yes, we rotate. Everything will be somewhere else next year! ~amanda
Toggle Commented Jul 12, 2014 on in the garden :: July 10 at SouleMama
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(Copying from above) By hand! Ah! We have a 50 gallon drum by the garden shed that stays full from the rain and we water by hand with buckets from that. It isn't too bad - we generally get a decent amount of rain in this neck of the woods. ~amanda
Toggle Commented Jul 12, 2014 on in the garden :: July 10 at SouleMama
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By hand! Ah! We have a 50 gallon drum by the garden shed that stays full from the rain and we water by hand with buckets from that. It isn't too bad - we generally get a decent amount of rain in this neck of the woods. And thanks for those seed tips - I'll check them out! ~amanda
Toggle Commented Jul 12, 2014 on in the garden :: July 10 at SouleMama
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I forgot kolrabi this year! Gah! ~amanda
Toggle Commented Jul 12, 2014 on in the garden :: July 10 at SouleMama
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Yes! Crop rotation. And yes, nearly everything will be somewhere else next year (save for the beans and peas which are more permanent structures and seem to do just fine year after year there). ~amanda
Toggle Commented Jul 12, 2014 on in the garden :: July 10 at SouleMama
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I don't have a big problem with snails but we do encounter other pests which we handle mostly by hand picking them off daily! And we do some companion planting to help keep bugs away (ie. nasturtium scattered about the garden, or the borage near the tomatoes). Neem oil and sometimes Pyganic get used if it's a really bad case of bugs. I'm trying the fabric under some plants this year for keeping the weeds down. It's working great for that, but let's just keep fingers crossed that it isn't creating a place for the bugs to hide! Good luck in your garden! ~amanda
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. . . . . . . . . {this moment} ~ A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at SouleMama
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