Weekend Warriors- The Month Of March

Its been a fairly crazy month here on the Gillis Homestead- We’ve been boiling down sap into syrup all month. But the temps are rising and with rain in the forecast instead of snow (FINALLYTHANKGOD) its probably coming towards  a swift end. We’re happy with the amount we’ve produced tho. Even tho we lost at…

Our Seeds have ARRIVED!

I LOVE Johnny’s Select Seeds. We, LITERALY place our seed order yesterday and THEY ARRIVED TODAY. Now, I get that we’re in Maine and so are they, but seriously, wowzas. Well, most of them arrived at least. Our Onion starts aren’t going to be coming til the end of the month(which is when we’d be…

Getting Ready for Spring- Seed sorting

So, I know I just got done complaining in my last blog that March in Maine is NOT SPRING, but that led me to wanting more spring like activities in my life, because ugh. Enough is enough winter. This means that about the only thing I can do to make it feel more spring like,…

Weekend Warriors- February 2018

holy. So the big shebang this WHOLE month has been about the shed project. Specifically the kitchen and 1/2 bathroom portion of the shed. Last time I updated, my dad, MrWard, and the hubby were pulling out all the old nasty insulation and fixing a very bad roof leak that had been causing water damage…

Official Breaking News!

So remember when I posted our 2018 goals list, and said I couldn’t reveal the details of every thing because some of it was still in the works? Well the time has come to let you in on one of those plans. We have officially become Coast Of Maine Dealers! For those of you that…

Christmas Craftiness – Homemade Garland

As I’ve mentioned before, I LOVE holidays. Enough to sit down and write a whole blog about christmas music.  enough to sit down for hours and make homemade decorations for the big family gathering christmas tree. including: Cinnamon Dough ornaments Snowflakes Paper Chain Garland   and this monstorsity Yup. Mr Gillis and I spent two…

Just for Fun – Favorite Christmas Tunes

Okay, I am a holiday Fanatic. But I mean All Holiday in All the right times- I come down very hard against things like “christmas in july” Having said that IT IS CHRISTMAS TIME! So let us celebrate with some seriously awesome Christmas tunes. Feel Free to add to my list in the comments, I…

Weekend Warriors- The Sum of November 2017

Wow. I cannot believe how fast this month has gone by. We have been so super busy, trying to get together everything before snow starts to fly, that I don’t even really have any pictures to put up. First, we’ve finished the shed addition as much as we can for now – we still have…

Thunder Bun – and everything else that happened this weekend

This was a pretty crazy, jam packed weekend on the Gillis homestead. Saturday dawned and we spent the majority of the morning doing household chores. I hung with Izzy while conquering the laundry and weekly cleaning tasks, while MrGillis finished the second alpaca paddock( more on that in another blog). Then, Izzy got restless, so…

MOFGA Common Ground Fair 2017

Our morning started before dawn – like 4 am before dawn. The excitement was in the air, the animals were taken care of and we were on the road for Unity Maine by 5:30. Then ten miles out of town we had to turn back because we realized we forgot the snack bag. No matter,…

Halloween Fun in Danforth 2017

(This post has been edited as of 10/13/2017 to reflect the changes in the contest) For Halloween this year, a few of us citizens and the town manager have gotten together to organize some community fun. One group of ladies started a trunk or treat, which I had mentioned earlier in a Selectman’s Meeting Blog. As…