After enjoying a much shorter winter, Tom and I are thrilled that Spring is showing her majestic charm so early in the year. Now that we live in Edenton, North Carolina, we spend the majority of our day working in the fresh air. After a winter’s rest, we find the nature’s display waking nothing short… Read More »Living in Reel Time
Got trees?? We do now! In our talks with the Edenton planning office, we were informed that we needed some sort of screen for along Rocky Hock Creek Road. After considering fencing options and scouting out various full grown trees, we decided to plant Leyland Cypress. It is a fast growing evergreen with a pyramidal… Read More »Putting Down Roots
So, it is inevitable that Tom dismantles something everywhere we move. Over the years, he has saved remarkable pieces from disintegrating churches, granges, houses and barns. If pieces could verbalize their rich histories…..the stories would be priceless. Once again, Tom and I will be preserving the past and giving it new life in our humble… Read More »Wishes do come true!
Taking the winter to gather our thoughts on the larger projects ahead, we did many small tasks making the marina look markedly improved. First, we tackled the entry and driveway. Here potholes would make little ponds appear after rain. Truckloads of sand and gravel mix were delivered; to me it looked like a gigantic sand… Read More »The Calm Before
So, I did do a little research on the Edenton weather prior to moving. The extent of my knowledge was the average winter temp is 34 degrees, summer temp is 89 degrees and that we were not in “Tornado Alley.” At the time, that sounded perfect to me, especially moving from Maine. Well, I must… Read More »A Southern Winter
Our vision of the South….. There are so many sights to see in Eastern North Carolina, where do I being to describe them to you? I never realized this part of the country was so flat and ripe with farm lands. The precision of endless fields of green in perfectly lined rows, surprised me. Glancing… Read More »A glimpse into our “South”.
We purchased this particular property because it was ideal for two reasons. The first, Tom’s love for boats and yearning to live by the water, and second my love of land for animals and gardening. Along with getting to spend the rest of our lives together, we are both going to live our dream! Our… Read More »Now What?!? Our vision for the future.
Our first priority, to make America secure. Hurricane season has passed, and our basin is a hurricane hole. Regardless, Tom wants to protect his girl. Well, I should say girls – which includes America, Me, Midget, Georgia, Tiny and Mookie. Funny, if you know him, you know he has always enjoyed his girls. I digress.… Read More »Pilings, a Shed & Love. Oh my!
On the day after the delivery of the excavator, first sign of light and he’s off! Tom had spent the entire arrival day on it making paths, plucking trees and stacking brush. He has a vision in his head, which he attempts to describe to me. I don’t have the visual power he does, even… Read More »What shall we do first?!?
Once arrived, we marveled at our fortune of owning such a peaceful expanse of land and water. I imagined refreshing swims in our basin on hot sticky summer days. My vision vanished when I spied the multitude of turtles and a long black snake treading water. The turtles turned out to be of the slider… Read More »We arrive in Eden….ton