Weekend Warriors – First half of December 2017

It seems like the holiday season is in full swing around here- which leaves me very little time for writing at the moment.

We’ve decorated the Gillis Fuel office for the town’s contest. We got our tree and decorated the homestead for our own pleasure. MrGillis and I are planning the big family gathering and his uncle is letting us throw it in his big common room again. His cousin, another MrGillis, is helping him go get a big old tree this weekend for the celebration.

We tried to take part in the town’s first light parade, but kept blowing the fuse for our power source. It was beautiful tho and I’m glad we got to watch it. The whole night was great- Izzy met Santa, the town tree was lit, there was a very well attended bonfire.

We have also finished our big prewinter cleanup, put a real door on the greenhouse addition, got the alpaca addition up, and wired everything all for electricity so they and the chickens can have water.

Thunder bun is refusing to use his heated sippy water fountain so I have to go check him and bust the ice out of his dish every few hours. Winter in Maine is many things. Cold is at the top of the list.

We started working on a big plow gate, but the snow got to us before we could get it up. All things considering, I feel like we haven’t done to shabbily on getting our to do list taken care of.


Now we are concentrating on the holiday season, time with family and friends, and making lots of long lasting memories.

So, until next time, have a wicked good day!


Published by gillisgardensllc

This is the official website for Gillis Gardens, LLC. Gillis Gardens is a farm, run by myself and my wonderful husband. We believe in biodiversity, organic growing methods and doing things ourselves. I knit, crochet, make jewelry and sew. MrGillis builds, doing everything from our plumbing to our mechanical to our renovations. We are both active members of our little community. We both take care of the plants and animals. He weeds, I harvest. He spreads manure, I plant. We raise multiple breeds of chickens for eggs and meat. We have a herd of Alpacas that we shear every year for their beautiful fiber, which we then have milled into ultra luxurious yarn. We make our own maple syrup, preserves and pickles. We raise bees for honey and herbs for medicine. We also raise pigs for meat and fun. We are the parents of two young children, and consider that our most important job. Follow our adventures here and also on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter.

2 thoughts on “Weekend Warriors – First half of December 2017

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: