Monday, May 24, 2010

life is pretty damn good...AhhhhASAh

aaahhh, things are a bloomin'! I spent yesterday making the cottage a little homier... I haven't had many weekends here and it was beginning to show. I planted the window boxes with a mixture of edibles and non-edibles which felt really nice since I don't have my own garden this summer. Between my landlord Jon and Andy's near farm I think they could feed a small country. That and I was really curious if I would have the time I would need to dedicate to it. So I have planted the basic kitchen herbs and I will help Jon out whenever he needs me (we have all had fresh lettuce for over a month now!). Speaking of which, I am off to make a salad for dinner. Hope everyone is having a happy spring and enjoying this beautiful weather!

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Monday, May 10, 2010

happy dog?!

Finn and I mixed things up this weekend and went exploring new beaches on another island not too far away...sooooo fun.... clearly!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Sweetgrass Farm Winery and Distillery

On Sunday, Andy and I motivated and drove the ten minutes down the road to go scrounge up some Back River Gin from Sweetgrass Farm Winery. I am really not much of a fan of gin, however, one night I was handed a glass of chilled Back River Gin and man... it was really quite amazing! Upon arrival I learned they made much more than gin... there were homemade bitters, wines, ports, apple brandy, vermouth, rum and pure vanilla extract.

Turns out, their gin was named one of the top 50 spirits of 2008 by Wine Enthusiast!

Check out their site using the link above (just click on their name)...oh.. and bonus, on the site, you can watch a lamb video ... (for real Anna, check it out :) ).

And if you happen to be in the area, make sure to stop by. It's a not very well know must see!