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Things I like today… chapter 5.

 

I like….

Finding that just right product at T.J. Maxx.

 

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Pig collagen.

Because have you ever seen a wrinkled pig?

 

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I like…

Taking the guess work out of what to get me for my birthday.

 

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Good clean fun…. yes sirree.

 

I like…

Hummingbirds who pull up a chair and sit a while.

 

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As this one did the other day on our back deck.

 

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2,000 meals a day and sleep the whole night thru?

I totally want to be a hummingbird now.

I like….

 

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Okay, technically I don’t know if I like it yet because I just bought it.

 

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But a 100 calorie cocktail?

 

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What’s not to like?

And finally, I like….

This sign.

 

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Because who can argue with that?

 

More baby chuckers!

 

Remember how I warned you there would be  more pictures of baby woodchucks than you ever thought possible  future photographs of our backyard wildlife?

It starts now.

 

 

Calm down, they’re babies and they’re cute.

How bad can it be?

 

 

In the evening, it usually goes like this…

 

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Mother woodchuck comes out to see if the coast is clear.

 

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And must give some kind of silent signal…

 

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Because before long….

 

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The little ones are scampering around everywhere.

 

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They love our deck and run back and forth so quickly it’s hard to snap a shot.

 

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Two of them chase each other around and love hiding under the grill cover…

 

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While the other two are busy eating deer grain.

 

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With their mother…

 

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Who is in serious need of an 18 hour bra.

 

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Sorry girlfriend, but it needed to be said.

 

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I know you can’t un-see that. 

Apologies.

Maybe this bit of cuteness will make up for it.

 

 

 

He doesn’t quite have the hang of it yet…

But he’s trying.

 

 

Island hopping in Vermont.

 

 

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No, not yet.

But there are indeed islands in Vermont.

 

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It’s possible because Lake Champlain is so frickin’ big. I swear as you drive around it, you’d think it was an inland sea.

 

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So on our first full day, we drove north through the Heroes, (North and South…not super) and Grand Isle.

 

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It was lovely.

 

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Rich, rolling farmland with mountain backdrops…

 

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And the lake on both sides.

 

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There were cows….

 

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( I do. I totally do…)

 

And we happily played tourist, enjoying the natural beauty.

 

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Again…

It’s a big friggin’ lake.

 

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As we came to the end of the islands…

 

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And realized we didn’t have our passports, New York it was.

 

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Which is where we saw geese.

 

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Lots and lots…

 

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And lots of geese.

Seriously, they went on forever.

 

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More farmland on the New York side.

 

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As well as a massive apple orchard.

 

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How massive?

 

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That massive.

 

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So naturally we had to go inside and partake of it’s massive appley goodness.

 

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And oh, the smell!

 

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They should bottle it…. Eau de la Apple Crate. I would happily bathe in it.

Heavenly!

 

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So after buying apples, apple pie, apple turnovers, apple cider donuts and apple blossom honey we waddled out and continued touring.

 

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More lake…

 

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More farm land…

 

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More geese. You get the picture…

We headed south through Plattsburgh, and I’m sorry… but Plattsburgh? You suck. The part we experienced was dirty, foul smelling, full of air pollution and had that “we just don’t care anymore” attitude.

As boring as my vacation blogs are, even I’m not going to post pictures of you.

 

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It’s that time of year again.

 

 

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Our backyard trees are full of apples and I’ve been picking like crazy.

 

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Well no, I didn’t.

 

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But yesterday I made apple bread and Norwegian apple pie, so that’s just as good.

 

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Autumn in Maine is pretty damn fabulous, not to mention colorful. The trees are starting to turn, our neighbor is harvesting pumpkins from his fields and if you drop by the house this month you’ll be stuffed full of baked apple treats.

 

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My glazed apple bundt cake is pretty special, although the secret ingredient may have something to do with it.

 

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Yeah.

We do apples up right at River’s house.