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It all shifted this weekend! I haven't heard rain on the roof in so long, but this weekend we did - and with thunder too. Such a relief to hear that sound, and comforting, really. As it came down, I... Continue reading
Posted 11 hours ago at SouleMama
Greetings from Annie Bryant Tales & Songs! Annie Bryant is a storyteller and songwriter who loves to transform the joy, laughter, growls and tears of family life into audio stories and songs for children. Inspired by nature's seasons, Annie writes... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at SouleMama
We've certainly had our share of stitches and staples, only one broken bone, but plenty of emergency room visits with this active crew of five children. But I don't think, in all these years, that we've had a black eye... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at SouleMama
Remember the Koolaid dyeing we did earlier in the year? All that bright, colorful and very fruity-smelling roving has been kicking around my studio brightening up a corner since we dyed it. A lot of it has been used for... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at SouleMama
Last week, there was talk of a healthy family competition to see who could last the longest before voting to start the first fire in the wood stove. But then, the chimney sweep came (a favorite day around here), and... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at SouleMama
I had the great pleasure and very good fortune of attending a small gathering of some wonderful women writers on an island off the coast of Maine this weekend. I know, right? Skipping over the fact that I still don't... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at SouleMama
Greetings from Scratch! At Scratch, we’re passionate about nurturing the creative spirit of our local community, and providing access to high quality tools and supplies for makers of all sorts! Scratch is a two part endeavor: we’re an art and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2016 at SouleMama
Everyone, everywhere we go, is talking about the color this year. The foliage is more vibrant and beautiful than any recent year I can remember. It makes every mundane walk outside to do one chore or another a full-color experience.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2016 at SouleMama
I'm learning, slowly, about the dance of push and pull that comes with parenting teenagers. I'm learning, as they teach me about just when to let them go a little bit, and then observing closely for the sign of when... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2016 at SouleMama
Greetings from Alena Hennessy: Art Becomes You! “Work is love made visible.” –Khalil Gibran Alena Hennessy began making art at a very young age. She would spend hours drawing on the back of her Grandmother’s dittos from school, making up... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2016 at SouleMama
Earlier this week, after dropping Calvin off at school in the morning, I walked back into the house and waded through the boxes and trays of garden goodness to make my way through the kitchen - tomatoes, red and green,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2016 at SouleMama
It all depends on the hour of the evening or which one of us you ask, but the story of how we met most definitely changes ever so slightly with each telling. The cold hard facts are that it was... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2016 at SouleMama
I've been so lucky with the lack of frost in our particular corner of the world (neighbors not so far away have already had one). But I really was taking my chances there and cutting it close. Yesterday, we brought... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2016 at SouleMama
This weekend, I very much wished there were some magical Mama machine that would allow me to be in three places at once. Increasingly that's the case, I'm finding, and I can only imagine the day coming soon that it... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2016 at SouleMama
Greetings from Winterwoods Tea Company! At Winterwoods Tea Company we're passionate about creating delicious, nourishing loose leaf tea blends using the finest locally farmed and wild foraged organic herbs. We begin by sourcing our ingredients from small, sustainable farms and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2016 at SouleMama
Greetings from Salty Dog Farm! Sam Cheeney and Sasha Alsop own Salty Dog Farm where they have been growing organic seed garlic for the last decade on their small organic family farm in coastal Downeast Maine. They sell nine varieties... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2016 at SouleMama
Hello October! I'm so pleased to welcome the following Sponsors for October! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anne Riggs Designs Anne Riggs Designs presents beautifully handmade reusable products for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2016 at SouleMama
One. The garden. Oh my goodness, the garden is so full of color right now - color and volume and oh so many things needing to come in and be properly taken care of before Mr. Frost makes an appearance... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2016 at SouleMama
Another year passes at this turning of the seasons and with it comes another beautiful Common Ground Country Fair, and another successful Taproot weekend within the fair. I was remarking a few times over the course of the weekend about... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2016 at SouleMama
I have much to share from the fair, but before I do that I have to tell you what the final decision was on what to bring for knitting! I grabbed the yarn for making a Gidday, because the draw... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2016 at SouleMama
Greetings from Woolen Moss! Ahhh, fall! I know there are so many that cherish summer right to the last drop, but unless I am physically in the lake, I am not one of them. When I am hot, I cannot... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2016 at SouleMama
I'm sorry for disappearing this week! I feel as though I left mid conversation. I mean we were talking about important things like what knitting to bring on a near week-long adventure. Important! Unfortunately, I got swept up in less... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2016 at SouleMama
denny, you troublemaker! Now I want to bring my wheel! ;) (wish you were coming!) xo
Toggle Commented Sep 21, 2016 on important decisions at SouleMama
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