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                     News From the Farmhouse                                  

                                             CHRISTMAS 2019                                                 


                Another Christmas has arrived, and I'm as unprepared as ever.  Haven't even put a cover over the bucket holding the tree yet!  This was the  "Christmas tree from hell" this cost a small fortune, was so heavy the two of us had trouble getting it into the house and into the bucket.....and then the needles started falling off a few days later.  So our Charlie Brown Christmas tree is pictured here looking lovely but up close in the day time you can see its days are numbered.  I think we'll be lucky if it makes it to New Year's!   

Did I mention we had a busy year?  I spent two days gathering seaweed for the gardens in the pick up truck this fall with good friend Gale.   Here's my friend taking a break.. we collected about 46 big trash bags full.  A very nice gentlemn helped us carry the first day's haul from the beach to the truck...turns out he and his wife are huge Trump supporters!  We had a great time talking with them and had some good laughs over the left wing looney Democrats latest antics.  Afterward we went to the Maine Diner in Wells, Maine for some awesome seafood chowda!  We'd earned it!


Some much needed work was done to the house this fall and we were so fortunate to have the help of good friends who reinforced our kitchen floor with some new beams.  Ever since that horrible flood in 1996 the old floor just hasn't been the same.  Each day I was afraid I'd be standing at the kitchen sink one minute and end up down at dirt level a few feet below .  Pictured below is our good friend Bill and his son doing the dirty work on a cold, drizzly, dark October day.   Bill's an engineer, and he can fix just about anything.  Look at that beaming smile!  



    Fortunately that big chestnut beam (likely about 150 years old) was in excellent shape, but two under the old woodstove were badly rotted.



                  They finished the job in about 6 hours.  I know Bill was happy to be out of that mud hole!

As it got closer to snow fall,  band member Harold's son tackled recovering the shed roof as well as replaced rotted  clapboards above the front porch.  Next year we hope to get the cupola on the barn roof restored and start repainting sections of the house.  The work just never ends.   We need to win a lottery......


More News.....

We did one holiday artisan show recently, good to see some of our old vendor friends, last year Phil was too sick to accompany me but this year he went along and was a huge help.

Our band Bittersweet did the usual outdoor concert circuit and are already booked for next summer....I'm scheduled for cataract surgery in a few weeks, pre-op physical, dental appointment, chiropractor every week to keep me moving,  Phil has a followup check at Boston's Mass. General hospital and I'm trying to get my blood pressure down (naturally of course) before my surgery date which is rapidly approaching.   I'm nervous about all these doctor appointments, haven't had this many in my entire life!  Will be glad when it's all over.

            Gotta go mix up a batch of my famous German butter cookie dough (mom's recipe)....   More to follow.....Merry Christmas!



    WE LOVE TALK RADIO and think everyone should shut off the boob tube and listen to some great conservative radio hosts. Sadly there are those who have the tv on all day where "fake news" and the most stupid excuse for comedy is shown hour after hour.  NO wonder the country is a mess...we have a population of mind numbed robots absorbing all that mindless dribble like a dry sponge.  TURN IT OFF!!  Get that radio on, tune it in to one of the better conservative talk show hosts!  You'll finally get a decent education and enjoy some REAL humor at the same time.

Here are a few of our favorites:                                                                                                                                                                EXCELLENT radio talk show hosts we listen to regularly include Jeff Kuhner (the Kuhner report), Mike Siegel,  Sean Hannity, Mike Gallagher, Alex Jones (he's often right though many consider him a "conspiracy theorist")   Rush Limbaugh,  Howie Carr, Mark Levin, sometimes there's a good radio host on Philly's 1210 am radio,  here on the seacoast we get the Mike Gallagher show...1270 am 10 am   We also sometimes tune in to shortwave radio at night.... Very good!  Clyde Lewis' "Ground Zero" and those old reruns of Art Bell  are always interesting to fall asleep to....

Frankly...there are NO conspiracy theories...the Left Wing loonies are not trying to hide anything's all pure, unadulterated "in your face" GLOBALISM, ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT, BIG BROTHER LUCIFERIAN GUN GRABBING AGENDAS and people are finally wising up to the FAR LEFT'S attempted take over of our great country.  Remember, the first thing the left will do to take over a people is to DISARM THEM!

We are not going to take it anymore!

  If you want to learn the truth and hear REAL NEWS.....shut off the tv and listen to conservative talk radio!       

                                  GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP!

                                           GOD BLESS AMERICA!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              








"The Tree of Liberty must oft times be watered with the Blood of Patriots"

                                                                    Thomas Jefferson




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