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SouleMama
Coastal Maine
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Seventy Freedom Rangers arrived here this week. We have had such good luck with these birds each year, and that number of them, that it was an automatic order without a whole lot of thought. We picked them up at... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at SouleMama
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Harper and Ani are doing a day camp this week, something they did last year and have been talking about at least once a week ever since, they loved it so. There's not much more exciting to a homeschooled kid... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at SouleMama
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Oh, I've so enjoyed my stretch of days with just these two littles! Steve took the older boys on a river trip, and everyone else was scattered on their own various adventures, leaving me with just these two for a... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at SouleMama
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Greetings from Nova Natural! Nova Natural is a small, family-run business based in the beautiful state of Vermont. Our goal is to be your trusted source for children’s toys and crafts that allow imaginations to run wild, engage curious minds,... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at SouleMama
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Greetings from Alewives Fabrics! Alewives Fabrics is located in a big red barn in Midcoast Maine. We were established in 1975 and for the past 13 years have been owned and operated by the mother/daughter team of Barbara Neeson and... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at SouleMama
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What a different view than my normal! I spent a good part of this week staying in the "city" working on some Taproot things. I'm a big fan of holeing oneself up to really crank out the big things and... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at SouleMama
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I had the great pleasure of meeting Amanda when we worked together in the Taproot tent at Mother Earth News Fair earlier this year in Asheville. It was early May, and down there, they were deep in the work of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2017 at SouleMama
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It's crazy. They come home, and then they leave again. Just like that and in the blink of an eye. And I have to laugh because really isn't this exactly the very thing we've raised them to do all along?... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2017 at SouleMama
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Greetings from Bee's Wrap: Sustainable Food Storage! Bee's Wrap is the sustainable alternative to plastic wrap for food storage. Wrap cheese, a crusty loaf of bread, and fruits and vegetables. Cover a bowl, or pack a snack for your next... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2017 at SouleMama
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(6am greetings) Oh happy day! Three months is over, and Calvin is home from France! I think it went a lot faster for him than it did for the rest of us, but nevertheless, he's so happy to be home... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2017 at SouleMama
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Somehow, in the past forty-eight hours, we've managed to squeeze in both lake and ocean, cousins and friends, boating and eating, all with a healthy dose of fireworks and s'mores mixed in. My children are exhausted (and filthy), and it's... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2017 at SouleMama
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We dropped this little girl off at sleepaway camp this weekend, where she'll stay for three weeks. Three weeks! How on Earth I agreed to that, I have no idea. I'm certain it was the depth of winter, and likely... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at SouleMama
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Hello July! I'm so pleased to welcome back the following Sponsor! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fabula Nebulae We’re not a luxury skincare company. We’re a family that wants... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2017 at SouleMama
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The garden, this rainy morning. It's coming along, this little garden of ours. Many things feel quite late, but we're rolling with it and proceeding anyway, squeezing in a new row here and there and still planting things. I decided... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2017 at SouleMama
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I know I'm not alone in feeling like everything is moving faster these days. It isn't just my age (though certainly that helps), but culturally speaking too. We're all so encouraged to run, pushed to think of racing around and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2017 at SouleMama
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Phew! What a whirlwind of a wonderful weekend! We were at the (gorgeous) Cyclorama building for the first Boston Renegade Craft Fair, representing Taproot. We talked to so many lovely people and met so many great makers and loved their... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2017 at SouleMama
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Greetings from Cobble Hill Farm Apothecary! It all began with a dream..... A dream of living in an old farmhouse, growing & raising much of what we ate, and making things from scratch. Learning to can and preserve our homegrown... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2017 at SouleMama
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Greetings from Aurora Shoe Company! The Aurora Shoe Company was founded on the idea that a good pair of shoes should be made well and fit comfortably. We use American made materials and create all of our shoes in house... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2017 at SouleMama
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It was February when we visited Ken and Adriane at Two Girls Yurts in New Hampshire and put the plans in motion for this yurt to be built and raised on June 22nd. It felt surreal to see them pull... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2017 at SouleMama
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We woke up to a very big, but oh so teeny-tiny surprise on Solstice morning. A new kid! The naming debate rages on - but we are between Sunflower (Sonny for short) and Dandelion (Dandy for short) all to keep... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2017 at SouleMama
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Could there be more 'carefree days of summer' than running barefoot in the pasture, searching for eggs? (Even though Mama says shoes are required in the pasture.) If that isn't true 'summer' than perhaps sitting yourself down in the middle... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2017 at SouleMama
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That's how the weekend went, from start to finish! Phew! What a full one it was! On Saturday morning, we had a spot cleared in the woods and by last night as the sun was setting, a nearly complete, perfectly... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2017 at SouleMama
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We're deep in a building project here this weekend, making the start of the yurt. I can't imagine doing it with anyone besides this guy, who makes everything - much more than just this slightly daunting building project - feel... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2017 at SouleMama
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The garden is coming along. It feels so very late to me, with June half over and so many things not yet planted. But my neighbors say the same, and I'm comforted a bit in that. And also comforted in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2017 at SouleMama
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Summer arrived! In a serious way! It's nearly impossible to believe that just one little week ago, it was so unseasonable and cold that we had a fire in the woodstove. In June! But here we are with temperatures over... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at SouleMama