Monthly Archives: June 2011

Adirondack Chairs Revisited

“To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Harry C. Bunnell, a citizen of the United States, residing at Westport, in the county of Essex and the State of New York, have invented a new and useful … Continue reading

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Hyde Gate For Sale or Rent

Rosslyn artifacts pop up all over the place! And they’re not always Rosslyn artifacts; sometimes they’re Hyde Gate artifacts or Sherwood Inn artifacts… Honestly one of the most enjoyable aspects of owning and renovating our home is stumbling across interesting … Continue reading

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Rosslyn Roundup, June 27

It’s time for another Rosslyn Roundup to share everything Rosslyn-related that I didn’t get a chance to post this past week. Summer in the Champlain Valley has a way of inching along slowly, slowly, slowly and then suddenly galloping off! … Continue reading

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Rosslyn Boathouse Free from Toppling Ash

Remember the Lake Champlain flood? The good news is that flooding is abating. Rapidly. In fact the water’s “fallen” to normal spring flood stage… Which means that we’re finally catching up on the damaged waterfront, repairing the boathouse, installing docks … Continue reading

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Crooning to the Adirondack Sunset

“Martin Sexton croons to the Adirondack sunset,” reads the minimalist description for this beautiful video. Another video for Martin Sexton’s Over My Head reads, “Martin Sexton sings before the sunrise over Loon Lake, Adirondack Mountains.” Somewhat dissimilar but soulful songs … Continue reading

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Haying with Draft Horses at Full and By Farm

CSA run by Sarah Kurak and James Graves in Essex, New York. Continue reading

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Three Perks of Life in Essex

Yesterday afternoon Beverly Eichenlaub sent me a message: “Fresh Item: Cufflinks! Come on over and choose your pair!” She’s heading off to represent her jewelry, Essex Glass, at a Father’s Day show in Rhinebeck later today, so I zipped right … Continue reading

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Moon Over Lake Champlain

Last night’s moonrise over the Vermont foothills (south of the Green Mountains) was absolutely sensational! The moon started out fat and orange as it made a dramatic appearance. My bride and I first spied the moon over Lake Champlain while driving … Continue reading

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Mystery: Brick Wall Hole

During an extended rehabilitation, renovation or even restoration, one is liable to lost track of important details. Too many small details whizzing past too fast and for too long. The brain falters. Memory fails. Photos and lists and other archives, no matter … Continue reading

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We could live at Rosslyn

“We could live at Rosslyn,” I said. “What?” Susan sounded startled. “You mean buy Rosslyn and live there?” “Why not? If we lived here, if it were going to be our home instead of just an investment, maybe we could … Continue reading

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