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July 30, 2021

A little history on the road

July 26, 2021

In a rather abstract way, I knew about ice boxes being used before mechanical refrigeration became popular – there is actually a drain for the ice box remaining in the back hall of my 100 year old house. I had seen photographs of the ice men with their horses and wagons. I had also seen photos of ice harvesting on northern lakes. I always associated that occupation with a way of life from the early days of our country and certainly no later than the early 20th century.

Reality was brought home to be when we came across the Thompson Ice House in South Bristol, Maine which remained in operation through the 1980s. The business was owned and the property was retained by the Thompson family until 1987 when it was donated to a non-profit organization and is now maintained as a museum. The Thompson Ice House is now on the National Register of Historic Places.

We have been vacationing in this area for years and I remember exploring its dim and dusty interior of the ice house before it became a museum and everything was all locked up. It is a lovely tranquil site – lots of fish and frogs in the pond.

Searching the web for background, I found this video of ice harvesting at the Thompson Ice House as part of the museum’s educational mission.


Sun in the forecast

July 23, 2021

The United States Postal Service has recently issued a new set of stamps depicting different aspects of our Sun . . .

“To kick off the summer, USPS has teamed up with NASA to release a glimmering collection of stamps that celebrate 10 years worth of images of the Sun. Printed with a foil treatment, the 10 designs are derived from some of the Sun’s most alluring phenomena captured by the Solar Dynamics Observatory, to illustrate different sun chronicles such as plasma blasts, sunspots, and solar flares.”

I got mine. Go. They are in the Post Office now.

More at My Modern Met


What am I sappy leopard blogging?

July 23, 2021
Cloud leopards

I’m a fan

July 22, 2021

Will you accept cookies?

July 21, 2021

New for tattoo Tuesday knitting

July 20, 2021

I have been sorting through my yarn collection, stash, hoard . . . and then I came across these fiber-inspired tattoos

Helpful Reminders
All yarn belongs to the cat
Clever Knit/Purl


July 20, 2021

I have always held that the best survival manual would be one that is edible.

A Japanese stationery company (Eins Corp) has beat me to the commercialization starting gate with their line of edible notepaper. Feeling hungry while in a meeting? Get the munchies when you are in a class? Their notepaper comes in vanilla, strawberry, orange, or curry scents and is totally edible.

Ref: Spoon & Tamago


Quite Interesting

July 19, 2021

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What am I sappy cat blogging?

July 16, 2021