Tides…are a big deal.
Searsport Shores
by Astrig
3w ago
We talk a lot about water around here. Did you know that Maine has 3500 miles of tidal coastline? We have over 6000 lakes and ponds. We take our mud boots very seriously and every third conversation is about water. We talk about managing run-off after a big storm, snow melts & overflowing rivers, how saturated the raised beds in the garden are and of course, where is the tide right now? Where will it be in an hour when we want to go for a walk? Our Maine tides are magnificent…they rise and fall 8′-12′ (compare that to Florida’s 2′ tide). The distance the water travels in the intertidal zo ..read more
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Take a Hike
Searsport Shores
by Astrig
2M ago
We gave ourselves an extra couple of hours on Tuesday before voting…so we went to Anglers for fish and chips and then searched the phone for a hike that was close by in order to get some fresh air before the drizzle set in for two days. It turns out that not even 5 minutes from the campground there’s a beautiful hiking trail maintained by the Coastal Mountain Land Trust that follows the Mill Brook. It’s accessed through the Village Cemetery on Mt Ephraim Rd just past Tozier’s Market. A hike along the water, an interesting cemetery and a convenient stop for dinner supplies…total score! Park i ..read more
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Armenian Picnic 2024…a magic carpet ride for the whole family!
Searsport Shores
by Astrig
2M ago
An Armenian Picnic is a traditional party with food, music and community in the summer air…we’ve been doing it for as long as history has been recorded. On July 28th, we’ll dance to live Middle Eastern and Balkan music, eat shish kebab, freshly baked Lamejun (Armenian flatbread) from the woodfired pizza oven and other savory dishes served in the garden.  We’ll satisfy our sweet tooth with homemade paklava filled with pistachios and walnuts and dripping in honey syrup. If you’ve been looking for a creative party for the entire family, this is the day to satisfy all of your senses! We’re w ..read more
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Makers Unite!!
Searsport Shores
by Astrig
2M ago
If you’re an artist/maker who loves to share your passion and sell your wares, perhaps you’d like to join us as a teacher/vendor for the Labor Day Weekend Open Studios. There will be three communal maker spaces for: (1) Printing, Dyeing and Surface Design, (2) Woodworking and Carving, and (3) Stitching, Weaving and Spinning. These spaces will be open from 10:00AM to 4:00PM with an hour’s lunch break on Saturday and Sunday. Artist teachers can choose between being paid $200+lunch or a complimentary campsite for three nights for the entire family. If you (the artist/teacher) would like to have ..read more
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The Wall Came Down
Searsport Shores
by Astrig
3M ago
If you were following Maine weather in January, you know that on the coast we were hit with two storms of a lifetime…and the aftermath left us with a demolished seawall, great swaths of debris and the “opportunity” to rebuild with a better understanding of climate change. The first storm tore the seawall to shreds but the second storm that was coming just two days later frightened us even more because without the seawall, how do we protect all of the front row sites? (not to mention the junipers & roses we’ve been tending for 20 years). Literally, imagine the calvary coming to our aid. A ..read more
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Free Camping During Project Week
Searsport Shores
by Astrig
4M ago
It’s a Huckleberry Finn sort of thing… It’s so much fun to do Spring chores…wouldn’t you like to enjoy some free camping in exchange for help with our to do list? Everyone is welcome to share…paint, build, rake, tend the fires, cook, organize and celebrate our wonderful community! For our 29th annual Ship Shape Weekend…we’re changing it up and expanding our plans to fill a whole week.  If time is tight, just come for the weekend and we’ll follow our traditional schedule but if you can stay a little longer and want to help, we’ve got all sorts of projects including building a greenho ..read more
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Labor Day Weekend=Makers Day Weekend!
Searsport Shores
by Astrig
10M ago
Have you already made plans for Labor Day Weekend? How about bringing the family camping for the holiday and seize a day for yourself and a friend/child/partner? This year we’re offering 6 hour, project-oriented workshops created to be perfect for teens and adults alike. AND because we really want this to be fun, we’re including lunch in the garden for all participants. I know it sounds like a sales pitch, but really, there’s nothing like a day of learning and making to turn this Holiday weekend into a special treat. One $295 registration is for two Sessions good for both days…mix and match ..read more
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Yea! It’s time for our annual Armenian Picnic
Searsport Shores
by Astrig
10M ago
  The grills will be sizzling with skewers of beef shish kebab, onions, peppers and ripe tomatoes. We’ll have a ‘unique to New England’ version of a traditional Armenian-style hamburger: Losh kebab patties spiced with red pepper paste and coriander stuffed into freshly baked pita bread. The wood fired pizza oven will be blazing hot to cook the traditional lamajun, an Armenian flatbread in a quick three minutes. Your dinner plate will be piled high with fragrant pilaf, a warm chickpea & tomato salad, homemade hummus and fresh greens.  Care for dessert? We’ve used our grandmother ..read more
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Gee’s Bend – American Art at it’s Finest
Searsport Shores
by Astrig
1y ago
Fiber College, Gee’s Bend and Strung Together – Part 2 of 3, by Terri Malloy When I first saw Gee’s Bend listed as an event, I didn’t know what it referred to other than it was a quilting workshop. Little did I know what a rich and deep rooted story there was behind The Quilter’s of Gee’s Bend. *Gee’s Bend is actually a block of land in Boykin, Alabama enclosed on three sides by the Alabama River in rural Wilcox County in Alabama’s Black Belt. It was named for Joseph Gee, a large landowner from Halifax County, N.C., who settled here in 1816. Gee brought 18 African-American slaves with him and ..read more
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Planning ahead: Arts in the Park Belfast
Searsport Shores
by Astrig
1y ago
The Belfast Harbor will explode with makers, artisans, local foods and great music on June 24 & 25, 2023.  Want to turn it into a real adventure? Paddle a kayak from the campground (we have them for rent), leave it with the Harbor Mistress and spend a few hours wandering through the colorful stalls looking for treasures that make your visit to Maine even more memorable. I see on the schedule that Anni & the Rainmakers are performing at two on Saturday. Buy yourself a homemade lemonade from the Lions Club booth and sit back…you’re in small town, absolutely authentic Maine! I ..read more
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