Tuesday, June 30, 2009

It has been a bit grey here....

However, walks to the beach have not stopped...the weather doesn't seem to be bothering Finn in the least...it is all play as usual!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

oooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhh, life is soooooooooooooooooo unpredictable

Along with the opening of Sweets & Meats Market on Thursday, Anna (who should need no introduction) arrived two weeks ago.  That being said, there has been little time to breathe, eat, or sleep...(now, drinking, we have found a little bit of time for...and a lot of time for some good laughs).  Finn...oh poor Finn, has been such a trooper to the new schedule which consisted of 10-14 hour days last week (one minor incident aside).  But, I think we have found our feet and a good schedule that works with my new life (sole responsibility of a dog is MUCH more than I had ever anticipated...I guess it was in the cards).  

As much as I hate to say it Squash Blossom Bakery is on a temporary hold.  There is absolutely NO way I can balance my full plus time job, my yoga teacher training program, and my lovely pooch (who is up at 5am for a walk now and full of energy when I roll in the driveway in the evening).  I hope once I figure things out I can start it all up again, but until then my baked goods can be found at Sweets & Meats Market on the South end of Rockland including pies, cakes, cookies, tarts, gluten free goods, biscotti and anything else I can dream up!  I do hope you stop by.  Until then, I will keep you updated here on how things are and anything new I am trying in the bakery.  Hope everyone is well!  

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Rhubarb madness

Rhubarb is coming up everywhere!  Jon told me it would grow faster than I could pick it so use as much as I want (I've sorta taken this as a challenge...just how many Strawberry Rhubarb pies can I bake?!).  Not only do I have it growing in my back yard, but being the resident baker on this isle has led people to just drop it off on my stoop in bundles (which is kinda sweet to come home to a stack of rhubarb on my cottage porch).  There have been no complaints at The Sea Store when I bring in hot pies out of the oven and they are scooped up quickly.  Just so everyone knows...this is only the beginning of pie season so hold onto your hats!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

ahhhh spring...

That's right, spring (remember, I am in Maine right now). The sun is shining, birds are singing, there are lady slippers everywhere, and the cool ocean breeze is coming in through my porch windows into the little cottage. Finn has permanently planted himself on the old antique couch on the glassed in porch where he can observe every single person that comes on and off of the island. Barking when he feels it's necessary of course.

My garden is really coming along, my wonderful landlord Jon has created a mini greenhouse for all my little plants to stay warm on the cool evenings and provide a haven for them to grow as quickly as possible. I will have lettuce ready to pick soon believe it or not!

Life out here on the island is quiet and good. There is a peace. . . a stillness out here. My early morning walks have turned into a perfect meditation whether the sun is shining or the mist from the ocean is so thick I can't see past the shore line. . .the beach has become such a part of me. I am content for now and growing and learning. So thankful for spring and space to breathe. So blessed to have the life I have.