Sunday, August 13, 2017

Question for the Community: Grooming Products?

Father on Maine Windjammer - Original Photograph from Archives
I have a question for the community about what grooming products folks swear by. Tried-and-true brands their parents and grandparents used, whatever is on sale at the drugstore that gets the job done, or splurge on something fancier?  
Love your work, brings such a joy to my day. 

Sharing the Bay

Call of the Wild

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Author Robert Crichton

 Near the 1 Train - Original Photographs from Archives.


Old Damariscotta

1980s - Original Photograph from Archives

Friday, August 11, 2017

For the Glorious Twelfth

Father, with 1952 MG TD, Shooting Ruffed Grouse, Maine, 1952 - Original Photograph from Archives

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Peach Pie Recipe

This is the time of year for peach pie.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Supersoft Merino Wool Button Neck Cardigan from Blarney Woollen Mills, Made in Ireland

Made in Ireland

This cardigan from Ireland's Blarney Woollen Mills is a shorter and more closely fitting garment, making it somewhat more versatile in terms of levels of dressiness.

A Good View

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Taking Stock of Gentle Stockpiling

In today's volatile marketplace, even a best-selling item may not be available in its current form within a few years.  This means that it can make sense to buy a small cache of backups of favorite clothes to keep unused.

Buy Hard, Wear Easy (If one buys carefully, picking out clothes each day to wear requires no effort.)


Today's CSA

...And a gallon of fresh, raw milk.

Monday, August 7, 2017

A New York Costumer

Original Photographs from Archives

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Harris's Hawk

Barbour Bedale vs. Beaufort vs. Border

For Review, A Comparison of Size 36 Barbours in Three Styles - All Photographs are Original
Barbour produces three classic styles, all extraordinary for their attention to detail and, when made in England, the quality of materials and construction.
What is so wonderful about these Barbour jackets is that they are never "wrong"... One can step from a stroll down 5th Ave out into the 'back 40', or vice versa, and still be in style. Just remember to remove any game from the pockets before hitting the City... (snowysailor
 Many ask about the differences between the Barbour Bedale, Beaufort, and Border.

In the details:  The corduroy collar is designed to redirect rain away from the wearer's neck.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Does Tea Taste Better From a Brown Betty?

Many swear that their tea tastes better from a Brown Betty.  Is it the shape?  Or the clay?  Or both?  Neither?

Friday, August 4, 2017

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Mallard Tray

The Duck Motif:  For when you can't get to the real thing.

Robert Hardy dies at 91

According to The Guardian, Robert Hardy died today, at 91.  Many will remember the delightful Robert Hardy as Siegfried Farnon in All Creatures Great and Small, or from his numerous other roles.