Wednesday, June 15, 2016

In the summer of 2016, we updated the kitchen.  Remodeling is always both rewarding and challenging.  But I think we made an improvement.
Before we started - remember the old island!

 Mid reno
 New island toward fireplace and baking center
 New cooktop and wonderful work space

Sunny outside wall over island

Monday, October 26, 2015

Mighty Oak

On July 30, a strange weather phenomenon occurred here in Norwich, likely a micro burst.  Unfortunately, the beautiful and majestic Oak that had graced the property for well over 200 years was a victim.  She lost a major limb.

Our Arborist checked her out and shared that any time a tree loses 1/3 of their limbs, the tree is compromised.  We agreed to try to save her.  We added supports for the remaining limbs protecting her the best that we could.

We expanded the veranda because she provided such amazing shade and shelter from the Summer sun.  She has given all who have lived and visited joy and comfort.  Today, we have to protect her.

We are so fortunate that we were able to trim the limb and secure the others.  She is still standing today and hopefully, for another 200+ years.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Columbus Foundation brings Niña and Pinta to Norwich's Marina at American Wharf

The Columbus Foundation and two Columbus replica ships, the most historically accurate replica Niña and the recently-built Pinta visited the Norwich Marina at American Wharf May 29 through June 3.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Amazing Sunset

Sunset Over the Meadow
We have enjoyed some stunning sunsets this season.

SAP, the old fashioned way

Gathering sap
As many of you know, my day job involves SAP but this is sap.  More precisely, the collection of sap for maple syrup.

Can't wait for breakfast?  Pancakes aren't just for dinner anymore!

Trout Fishing is Open in Connecticut

The State of Connecticut's Trout Fishing season is officially open as of Saturday, April 19.

DEEP ready for opening day of trout fishing

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Deja Vu :)

Haha, I thought I heard the snow plow this morning!