Author Archives: NewEnglandGardenAndThread

About NewEnglandGardenAndThread

Master Gardener who enjoys gardening, quilting, photography, and traveling.

Thursday Doors

How about a triple this Thursday courtesy of my friend, Sue, who found this beauty while visiting Franconia Village, NH. Wealthy New England merchants were able to construct mills individually powered by water from the many local rivers. The Northeast … Continue reading

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What’s up?

So, how’ve you been? Staying well and safe, but busy? Busy is good. Since this pandemic started, everything has changed, but repurpose, recycle, and reuse are still good things. We wanted to change our kitchen eating area from a round … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

Today is Thursday and Norm is back from vacation, so here’s a door for you to hopefully bring a smile. History? Nope. Story about the door? Nope. Significance? It’s a ‘friend’ door. In other words, my Maine friend sent it … Continue reading

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Fall

Have you noticed it’s getting dark earlier? The seasons they are a changing that is for sure. Peak leaf color is going to be considerably earlier this year. We are still under severe drought conditions, but we have gotten a … Continue reading

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Is it Monday?

I needed a ‘bummed out’ blogging break last week, but I’ll save you the explanation and just say it was life as we now know it. Outside I kept busy doing my usual –  weeding, watering, transplanting, still trying to … Continue reading

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August

Isaias came plowing through New England last week. We were without power for 9 hours but many others were out much longer. It took me several hours to pick up all the downed branches, but I didn’t have to worry … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

Last Friday, a friend and I visited Coppal House Farm’s Sunflower Festival about 11 miles away. It was a very warm morning when we parked our cars in the lot, but there was already quite a crowd of various ages … Continue reading

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Social media

As we enter the sixth month of living history here, it’s hard to avoid all the elephants in the room although I do give it my best shot. I find myself watching less news, avoiding anyone who wants to talk … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors

This is so exciting – I have doors, and they’re potties. 🙂 Besides handsome wooden shoe forms to differentiate them, they also have gardening forks for ‘m’en and ‘w’omen. How cool is that? Last Friday, my friend Sue and I … Continue reading

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Can’t pick just one

I tried to pick one adjective to describe this Monday but couldn’t do it because it’s just plain over the top hot today for New Hampshire. It’s going to hit an actual 96°F with a real feel of 106°F. I’m … Continue reading

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