Monday, October 28, 2013

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Backlog Blog #2: New Hampshire Chalet

Part of the reason that we're behind with our blog is that we've been spending a lot of time on the road between our home and New Hampshire.  We spent two weekends camping there in the summer and somewhere along the way we started looking at more permanent structures for future visits.

It all culminated in us viewing, inspecting, and then buying a sweet little chalet in Intervale, NH.  We will have a distant view of Cathedral Ledges and the Moats (see our August13th blog) and numerous places to ski and hike within a 30 minute radius.  The chalet needs quite a bit of work since it doesn't seem to have been re-decorated since it was built 30 years ago!  We hope to get some of this done on the rainy days that we are sure to encounter in the mountains.  Once we have it in a liveable state we will be open for any visitors who'd like to join us at our new mountain get-away.

Backlog Blog #1: Martha's Vineyard

We're a bit behind with our blogging, so please bear with us while we post a few long overdue updates….

In September we took our annual summer break and were joined by Nick and Pam (Bruno's parents) who flew in especially from the UK.  We had great weather for the entire duration of their visit and we spent most of the time visiting Martha's Vineyard where we rented a small house in Edgartown. We enjoyed walking to nearby attractions in town, exploring the local beaches, and taking Kokee for short hikes on trails that we found in a locally published trail guide.  As you can see we all had a very relaxing time and caught up with each other over good food and drink and lots of cups of tea.

The ferry ride from Woods Hole, MA

 Whaler's church in Edgartown

 Japanese gardens on Chappaquidick

At the Japanese gardens on Chappaquidick 

 Gay Head lighthouse

At Gay Head lighthouse 

Checking out the local fishing 

Home for the week in Edgartown 

On the beach near Edgartown 

 Is it time for a swim yet?

Back home at the Malted Barley in Westerly

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Malt loaf

Tonight we tried a malt loaf recipe from Nick and Pam. The hardest part will be waiting for 1 full day to try it.

Midweek break from routine

It seems little late for tea, so we are opting for scotch before bed.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

How to sleep on a sunny day....

It doesn't get any better than this.....

Bubbling noises

The latest batch of beer seems to like the unseasonable warm October weather we have been having...


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Fall harvest

Carrots picked this morning with an orange and yellow backdrop. We are in the peak of color here at Hangman Hill

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Sunset walk

Tonight's sky in North Stonington. Lovely evening for a walk.

Monday, October 7, 2013

A sign of shorter days...

Yesterday we had to turn on our hot water heater for the first time since late May. We have been getting our hot water from our solar panels all summer long.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Still gathering in the veggies

If we are quick when we get home from work there is still time to pick a few veggies from the garden for dinner. Leaks, okra, radishes and beets are on the menu tonight.