Thursday, May 30, 2013

poster child

Oh my, this is evidence that I haven't been blogging! I uploaded this photo weeks ago, intending to announce that our adorable Finnster is the poster child for the Vinalhaven Land Trust's spring membership drive! His photo was sent to hundreds of folks in the hopes that his adorable backside would be irresistable and make people donate oodles of money to that worthy cause (hope it worked - I'm looking forward to the 90 acres across the street from us becoming Land Trust trails in the future!)...

Much more to come. I'm back, really I am!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

a new arrival

 No, no - she's not here yet, thank goodness.

This is an arrival of a different kind - two days ago, we welcomed my new massage studio to our property! It's a building that has moved around quite a lot on the island, and has now settled on Pumpkin Ridge for a new maifestation of its life.

It's a lovely building with a small loft and lots of windows (for which I've got to start sewing curtains to protect my clients' modesty!). There's a wood stove and a small deck and I'm just in love. Yes, the list of things needing to be done to it is lengthy, but it's here and it's mine and I couldn't be happier.

...and I'm not the only one!

 A certain someone was being a big "help on some of the equipment left behind by the movers (they picked it up this morning) - Finn's been learning how to balance, and walking back and forth on this I-beam was just so. much. fun. I do remember gaining a certain amount of certainty with a new skill and how good that feels, so I totally get this little guy thrilled to bits that he can walk back and forth without falling over.

Boys and toys - I literally had to tear him away from this stuff. What a hoot he is.

More later - hopefully befores and maybe even a few afters once I learn how to putty a window - stay tuned!