Working Aboard, Finally


Good Morning Everyone. I am so glad to be home. It is a feeling that I am not sure how to describe…it is about family and community, the woods and fields surrounding our house, the smell of Spring in New England. As the Dave Mallet tune goes, “I knew this place, I knew it well, every sound, and every smell…” Though the snow is melting fast the frost is still deep into the ground in the field.

The crew spent the weekend attending a Wilderness First Aid course while Jen and I helped pull off a very successful fund raising auction for our kids school. Yesterday we spent in recovery mode dismantling strands of lights from the trees that decorated the hall (69 strands removed from 25 trees and we are not finished yet). The docks are in and today we begin work aboard the schooner. These next 7 weeks are the busiest weeks of our year so please wish us luck. The weather forecast for the week will explain why the winter cover is so important. This week will be mostly spent priming and painting below decks in spaces that we can heat easily. The crew are looking forward to finally getting aboard after a couple weeks in the barn.

Photo by Tim Barber.

Have a great day. Be well. Do good.