Monthly Archives: July 2016

Patriotic Blueberry Patch

My neighbors probably paused in surprise on their evening stroll. It’s mid-July and the Allains suddenly decorated a section of their garden in all-out red, white, and blue bunting. There’s a good reason for it, and it isn’t because I’m

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Looking for a Summer Getaway?

Who doesn’t dream of a small retreat for the weekend after a busy workweek or of escaping to a shady summer home in New England away from  the heat of Florida? Ideally, it would be surrounded by big pines and maples

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Posted in Lake Forest Resort

One More Project

Some people love having a project to plan and execute. My husband falls into that mindset. Me? I’m quite happy to put my feet up and read a good book. About three summers ago, he constructed a ground-level deck with

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Lake Cottage – A Home by the Water

Making the Most of a Lake Home Living by a lake is something many people dream of. There’s something about being near the water that contributes to a feeling of well-being. Seeing the lake is special at different times of

Posted in Care of Summer Place