Hello world

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I guess I’ll let that “Hello World” title stay. It does feel a bit like I am starting a new life here. I’ll start with my title, “Gathering Greens”. Last year my husband and I bought a wreath business from the folks where I have worked every fall for the last¬† 6 years. We just finished up the first season and it was an interesting experience. I think we enjoyed it. It was certainly fun to get my childhood barn fixed up and decorated. It was also fun to meet all the wonderful wreath makers and tippers (more on that later). My husband became a tipper and gathered greens in abundance for wreaths and centerpieces. We learned a lot and hope to do even better things next year.

My husband in his decked out truck Gathering Greens!
My husband in his decked out truck Gathering Greens!
One of our wreaths with skis made by my great-grandfather.
One of our wreaths with skis made by my great-grandfather.

The other parts of “Green Gathering” come from the fact that I am a lover of foraging for things in the wild. I am not much of a gardener but know where to find plantain and shore greens (goose tongue), mushrooms and of course dandelions.¬† I also love foraging for the perfect vintage find, the ultimate reused “green”. I am full of ideas for crafts, sewing, paper… and although none ever come out the way they look in my head I promise to show them to you (some of them) here.

I live in the small town that my family settled in the 1700’s. I love that I have this deep family and community history so close at hand. I always have said that I was raised “Victorian” a lot of Great Aunts and Grand Parents around.

A row of Aunts and Great Grandmother, and the little one is my Grandfather.
A row of Aunts and Great Grandmother, and the little one is my Grandfather.

I also gather educational ideas and children’s books. I am a children’s librarian by heart so you may see a few of my favorites from time to time. My kids may pop up too I have logged a lot of hours driving them around but now everyone has their license and sometimes I miss the moments in the car with them.

At the moment It is snowing, has been snowing for what feels like years up here in Maine and it is hard to imagine “Green” with the snowbanks up over the windows, I know it is out there-somewhere?

15 thoughts on “Hello world”

  1. Hi Lisa, I enjoyed reading your first Blog post, and would like to continue to see what you’re writing about. The FaceBook link didn’t work, thought. (I’ll try the RSS feed button.)

  2. Love it, Lisa! I’m honored to spend summers in Franklin, your village with Deep Roots. Can’t wait to see your next post.

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