This gallery documents the first year in our new home and property in New Hampshire, beginning in late September, 2010. Comments and inquiries are always welcome.
The most recent entries appear on Gallery Page 1. To view earlier entries, click a later Gallery Page number. For a larger view, click an image.
October 31, 2010
Nisu or Pulla?
Amidst the continued unpacking of boxes, the mowing of grass, the ordering of stuff, I managed to find some time to bake some nisu...or is it pulla? It tastes like the nisu that Tati made when I was a boy. It looks like the pulla we had in Helsinki this past summer. I have it on good authority (a native Laplander) that Nisu is from Lapland, which explains why no one in southern Finland knew what it was when I asked. There is a difference.
October 29, 2010
Lisa & I have been married for 27 years today. Spent most of the day in the yard doing chores, mowing, raking, etc while admiring the golden leaves and red fruit of this apple tree. Couldn't decide exactly how to photograph it, but managed a few shots toward the end of the afternoon and liked this one best. We did go out to dinner after all.
October 24, 2010
It Followed her home.
A little over a month ago, when the house deal was starting to look like a reality, Lisa found a great deal on a used stock trailer. She bought it and parked it at a friend's house until we had a place for it. Today it came home, sans horse, but toting a few other of our scattered possesions; gas grill, wheel barrow, chimnea, roof rake. The main event will be His Grace, Prince Caspian's homecoming, which of course I will be certain to document with appropriate honors.
October 23, 2010
The Horse Paddock
A panoramic view facing southwest of what will become the in-part temporary horse paddock. We have driven the fiberglass rods into the ground and attached the insulators. The green screenhouse is decaying and will be torn down, but not before seeing use for hay storage. Eventually a barn will be erected in the left most corner. We spent a few hours this afternoon clearing away brush to open up the lovely stone wall. View this image at X2 for optimum viewing.
October 23, 2010
I haven't yet seen the enterprising squirrel storing apples in the bird feeder, but I will watch in the winter when he/she comes to pull one out of the freezer.
October 22, 2010
A Friday night snack. As the image shows, we are now cooking with gas and happy about it. The kitchen counters will eventually be tiled or replaced, the wallpaper removed and the walls painted.
October 17, 2010
A Dog's Life
Ezra loves his new home. A big yard to roam and no leash required. His 14.5 year old hind legs are increasingly unstable, but with so many scents to pursue he keeps pretty active while outside. Inside is a different matter. Getting him up from his favorite spot on the carpet often requires a bit of an edible bribe on our part.
October 16, 2010
The Swimming Hole
The realtor's spec sheet said there was a swimming hole on the property and I'm guessing this is it. The water is a bit high right now due to a few days of torrential rain, but I can definitely see myself here on a sultry summer day when the temp is some 40-50 degrees warmer. It does require a bit of a hike through the woods to get here, however. Might need to pack a lunch.
September 24, 2010
The first load of laundry is out to dry while the new mail box is readied for service. No more trips to the post office, just a pleasant jaunt to the end of the driveway for the day's mail. Yep, the deck needs staining...# 238 on my newly acquired list of things to do.
September 24, 2010
X Marks the Spot
Four years to the month after selling our house in Gilsum, we finally landed in Marlow. We had no idea it would take so long. As Lisa said, it's like we haven't been home in four years. The new home is small and basic, not our envisioned dream home, but well-built, comfy, and more to point, sits on 45 acres. Plenty of potential for expansion, as well as horse pasture and wildlife photography. We closed on September 22 and it's good to be home again! Just for the fun of it, this blog will randomly document our first year in the new digs. As always, your comments are welcome.