We have a number of items
which allow our guests to take a bit of country living with them when they leave,
they are inexpensively priced, they make great gifts and they reflect the Maine
We have honey from
the happy bees living in our hives.
Harvesting honey is
sticky business (pun intended!!) and the product obtained is quite amazing. It is even more wonderful when it is
raw and unprocessed as
it is when you buy it
directly from the beekeepers. Honey
is sold by its weight and we have three sizes available, 8oz ( $3.00) , 16oz
($5.00) and 32 oz ($8.00) . We also have honey comb
also have jams,
chutneys, fruit-based marinades
made in our
kitchen with berries and fruit found locally. These are priced generally around
$3.00 to $5.00.
We have Maple
syrup from local
folks who collect the maple sap in the early spring (March-April) and condense
it over heat and over many hours to make the golden and rich flavored syrup that
no artificial product comes close to. Some of our syrup comes from
our neighbors at Sabina Farm owned by the Milligan Family. This is
their Sugaring house which is open to the public in April. Maple syrup comes in 3 sizes, 8oz ($3.50) 16 oz
($6.00) and 32oz ($10.50). This is a truly unique product of the Northeast maple
trees whose location in the cold climate enables them to produce the maple sap
in abundance. We ship too.
have hand-made glycerin
soaps which have been
made with essential oils for fragrance and other "natural"
ingredients. They have also been wrapped in rice paper and tied with
raphia which has glass beads laced on it as a decorative
touch. These soaps may be scented with lavender, citrus, chamomile,
almond, kiwi lime, and other aromas. They are a gift for the senses.
They are $3.50 each or 3 for $10 and may be purchased with a unique soap dish. The dish
displayed here has a beautiful dragonfly design.
We have bees-wax
well. Nicky and Bertha Kelley are
members of the Western Maine Beekeeper's Association and have been making beeswax based hand
cream for friends and family for many years. Beeswax hand cream may
come with or without tea tree oil and is $3.50 for approximately 2oz. This
is a favored item by local people , so I don't always have it in stock but it is
very good for the skin.
We are very fortunate to have a collection of
drawings and cards to sell. Carole is a talented local artist known for
the exquisite detail of her work and her ability to capture nature scenes,
native birds and flowers and dogs. We have some of her prints which have
been framed ($20.00) and a collection of her note cards which are suitable for
framing or for sending to someone special ($2.00 each) .
We have brought from the
Boston Flower mart a collection of more unusual dried
will find artichokes, mushrooms, lotus and ones which are proving to be very
popular, the eucalyptus. We have chartreuse, lavender and dark emerald
green versions and their scent is refreshing and pleasant.
We are also
interested in creating wearable art and offer it to our guests. We are in
the process of setting up a website entitled "NATURE RAGS" in
which we will describe the kinds of jackets and vests which we will make
individually for each of our adult women customers. The jacket below is a
typical example of the kind of applique hand work I enjoy. It is my
intention to design and construct these wearable art items for women of all
sizes, and particularly for those full-bodied women who may not have many opportunities to shop for
affordable wearable art.
We also have
quilting retreats here and enjoy quilting with guests as well. Below is a
jacket constructed with oriental inspired fabric and on the right, is an
eyeglass/cell phone or whatever holder suspended on a long cord which allows it
to hand from the neck. The quilt on the right is a Baby quilt
prepared for a friend's first child.