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 Comments

  • Mildred H. Dinsmore February 14, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    Very interesting, where are you going from this article, what does the summer hold ?

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  • Joanne Sawyer Rathbun February 14, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    Very nice, Lisa!!

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  • Doug Bunker February 14, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    Always nice to hear different perspectives on growing up (and living in) in a small town. Thanks Lisa.

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  • Sarah Tilden February 14, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    This is great! I can’t wait to read more.

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  • Linda Dinsmore February 14, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    Great job Lisa! I’m looking forward to your upcoming posts.

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  • Susan Whitby February 15, 2015 at 11:18 am

    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.)

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    • Lisa Herrington February 19, 2015 at 11:27 am

      Thanks, try the FB button that is on the post, I think that one works.

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  • Sue February 15, 2015 at 11:53 am

    A new blog for the start of a new year with your Birthday! Hooray and good luck.

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  • Joanne Sargent February 15, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    Love it Lisa. I can’t wait to see what you post next. You are one talented girl!

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  • Nancy Eddy February 15, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Love your voice, Lisa!

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  • Nancy Eddy February 15, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Love your voice, Lisa!

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  • Debbie Boerger February 17, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    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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  • Diane Green June 26, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    Nothing like being a bit late to the party!!! I love your thoughts about things…you are truly creative and very much an “original”!!

    Keep writing!!

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