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Part Two Of The Food Chain Story

I told you about our little battle with a CEO the board put in charge and the beloved ousting of a true leader that all loved working for in http://nutsfortreasure.wordpress.com/2014/08/15/the-end-maybe-near/ here is the rest of the story……….

The walkout/boycott lasted 6 long weeks.  Speaking personally for me I just used almost all I had up in the cupboards. I made just a few trips to Wal-Mart for canned dog and cat food, coffee and Half and Half, toilet tissue, I shopped the farmers markets for veggies and one steakhouse 3 miles away has a butcher shop and they had a mega sale on hamburger at just $1.99 per pound. On that day I picked up 10 pounds, there goes the diet :).  I will use it for pasta, meatloaf, tacos as well as a couple of days for burgers on the grill after all it is Labor Day here in the US were we celebrate the American Worker. 

Now you see we do have a story for us to look up to.  Our area of the US known as New England is full of very determined people and after 6 long fought weeks we did what businesses here never thought could happen.  We by standing together as one workers and customers alike we brought this family run grocery chain to their knees and made them yell uncle lol no not really but they did indeed see our resolve growing stronger and not weaker as they had hoped and finally in the 11th hour approved the sale of the whole business to the ousted CEO Artie T DeMoulas.  of Market Basket fame.  The only leader the workers and customers would come back into the stores to shop for.  Have you heard the news where you live?  Give a Thumbs Up for the little guy WE WON!  We have Unions scratching their heads and other companies realizing the same could indeed happen to them if they don’t play nice. Be fair.  Be kind to people and not always make it about the billions you will earn.  Here is a link to a real writer’s story though I bet his cabinets were not empty when he sat down to compose his.
http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-market-basket-ceo-arthur-t-demoulas-20140828-story.html    The motto here has been NEVER GIVE UP, Never ever think there is nothing you can say or do!  Stand up for what is right. 

In the end he bought his cousin out for over 1.5 billion dollars US while his cousin also an Arthur was over in Greece getting married.  I love my brand new Market Basket store and will shop tonight for the upcoming week and set about filling at least 2 cabinets with canned goods :) you just never know when an emergency will arise when you must live off them. Grandma always canned and I would have but with all the injuries and surgeries this year a full garden just was not in the cards for us.
I will end this by saying POWER TO THE PEOPLE WE DID WHAT THEY SAID COULD NOT BE DONE, we stuck together to right a wrong and I am so proud of each and every worker and more so for the customers of Market Basket you joined in to have your voice heard and indeed they were!  Happy Labor Day to you all. 

ON THE ROCKS

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ON THE ROCKS

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The day started rainy and socked in with think fog here in New England yesterday,  while so many suffered in horrible cold and snowy conditions.  We will take what we can left of this year, before we too must huddle together and keep ourselves warm.

A few years ago I took a class with Mom on fusing glass with a wonderful teacher who has since passed away.  She had told us about a woman in Maine who taught wire wrapping,  so we could make our pieces we did,  look even nicer and go from glass into jewelry pieces. Well that winter we went out to Arizona  to hunt for Gold and I met a woman there who took the time to show me a simple wrap that as I got more proficient I could add my own flair to.  Well yesterday the woman in Maine, who I follow through Facebook, had an Open House for her jewelry pieces.  So that was my plan for the day,  a nice quiet ride up into Maine to meet her in person and see if I could find something pretty for a gift as well as to support another starving artist.

The ride was quiet but boyfriend and pup decided to join me as I always find the neatest things when I take the time to venture out from the house.  With winter on our heels I knew days upon days of me being inside would soon arrive. So I packed the dog’s fresh water, my camera bag and off we went.

I made it to her place with no trouble and told them I would be awhile and  for them to go find some fun without me.

So nice to meet Mig.  Her pieces are beautiful.  Such pretty stones and Sea Glass all wrapped in Silver.  We talked and talked and then it was time for me to find the sea.  It was just two miles east maybe less.  The two had gone in search of a place to play but saw the no parking signs everywhere and decided to wait for me.  Well right away I found a beach access road and plenty on empty parking spots, lol it is winter so all rules and regulations go by the way side here.  Dogs could run free!  JT was so excited I have to tell you.  We go walking at the beach but of late we stroll beside the sea on pathways and not on the sandy beaches, see if I take her to the waters edge she wants to do one thing and one thing only CATCH A FRISBEE.  I have a bad shoulder so with loosing weight we take the harder surfaces and walk and walk,  all the while me kicking her stick.  She is OK with anything I am able to do,  she is such a good girl.  She will be eight on Mother’s Day and I want her as healthy as can be so I can have her beside me for as long as I can.  Just check this happy photo out

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See what I mean. Happy dog!

Now look what happens when she has to wait for me to stop taking pretty photos of the beach and sea.

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You would think I had put her in the down command but actually she really has the need for just one COME.  She is too smart to do anything DUMB.  Yes I am blessed and very proud of my pup.  She is such a good girl.  A elderly couple was out for a walk on the beach and asked if they could give here a dog bone.  I never allow it but they were nice and JT sat pretty and stole their hearts in an instant,  she even took the cookie and ATE IT, she never does.  She must have worked up an appetite from all that running on the beach.  She was one happy dog, I swear I caught a smile or two yesterday.  She does love the beach but hurts too bad in her joints if we play for hours so the half hour worked out perfect.

We took the long way home, back roads all the way back to NH.  I have really seen that section of highway enough in a rig.

As we made our way along the coastline the towns had decked the streets with holiday lights and wreaths, it was beginning to look a lot like Christmas, well all except for the snow that was gladly missing. 

I had timed the day near perfect.  Soon it would be dark enough to see some lights and I headed for the most famous Maine Lighthouse to see them.  It was just a tad too light so I let JT out where she made new friends while I waited with not one but two cameras to catch some action beside the Atlantic.  I took too many photos, wait could that happen ?  Let me show you a couple to end this post.  I even added some to my online gallery for Holiday Cards!  Who doesn’t love the sea and these gorgeous lighthouses that keep the sailors safe.

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lobsterSummer is for lobsters, and lucky me, I have made friends with a lobster guy in Rockport Harbor from whom I get them right off the boat.

Having such easy access means opportunity for experimenting with lobster in a variety of dishes.  One of my favorites is lobster risotto, usually the one here.   Yummy as is, I decided to tweak it a bit for this night’s dinner with friends.  Corn and lobster are a natural combo  and with corn being plentiful and sweet this time of the summer, it seemed a perfect addition as did roasted heirloom tomatoes.  

lobster risottoI can’t tell you whether this recipe was significantly better than the other, but I can tell you everyone went for second helpings! 

lobster tablescapeFor any table where lobster is served, some combination of the same things are used.  Since risotto is a little more “uptown” than steamed lobster these…

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Originally posted on Lulu's Musings:

lobsterSummer is for lobsters, and lucky me, I have made friends with a lobster guy in Rockport Harbor from whom I get them right off the boat.

Having such easy access means opportunity for experimenting with lobster in a variety of dishes.  One of my favorites is lobster risotto, usually the one here.   Yummy as is, I decided to tweak it a bit for this night’s dinner with friends.  Corn and lobster are a natural combo  and with corn being plentiful and sweet this time of the summer, it seemed a perfect addition as did roasted heirloom tomatoes.  

lobster risottoI can’t tell you whether this recipe was significantly better than the other, but I can tell you everyone went for second helpings! 

lobster tablescapeFor any table where lobster is served, some combination of the same things are used.  Since risotto is a little more “uptown” than steamed lobster these…

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Cool Art

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Now we were on that ride up into Maine.

My boyfriend says “Did you see that HUGE FLOWER?”

It is February how could there be a huge flower in Maine of all places.

I spin around as he tells me I will want to see it and take a photo to show YOU

Boy does he know me or what.

 

So as you can see from the photo about it is a BIG FLOWER and a BIG Butterfly.

Now he is a welder by trade

I am the secretary of a Garden Club maybe just maybe we could make up a few for

around town, just a thought.

I want him to make a fountain for in front of the Safety Complex to go with the beautiful plants

maybe this type of Art would be pretty too.

 

 

New Year’s Eve 2012

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Cook’s lobster House  Bailey Island Maine

New Years EveWe are staying open until the ball drops!!  We will be having drink specials and a champagne toast at midnight!! Snacks all night long! Please share with all your friends!!

2012 New Years Eve Dinner Specials

Cook's Lobster House on Bailey Island maine New Years Eve Dinner

Cook’s Lobster House on Bailey Island Maine will be serving New Years Eve from 11:30 to 9pm. Come ring in the New Year at Cook’s Lobster House with a wonderful selection of specials. In addition to the specials listed below we will also be serving our entire menu.

  1. Prime Rib Au Jus:(A 12 oz. cut of prime rib and served with pan dripping au jus and  our fresh-baked popover) ………………………………………………………………………….. $24.95
  2. Baked Stuffed haddock: (Fresh filet of haddock stuffed with our seafood stuffing and topped with our delicious lobster sauce) ………………………………………………… $18.95
  3. Roast Loin of Pork: (Sliced roast pork served with brown mushroom sauce).. $16.95
  4. Lobster Scampi: (Fresh picked lobster sautéed in a…

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Seeds

Maine

Seeds

 

Seeds

These Pine Cones may with the help of water and wind start a new TREE

Every thing in nature catches my eye

Even these cones

They were attached to a tree along a pathway leading to the Sea in Maine

It was winter

We took a long ride to get out for exercise

I took the camera and he the detector

No matter how many rings and things he finds

I still say I came home with the best treasures

THEM

Him and THE DOG

OH and PHOTOS of course

 

Detecting

On a Target! Metal Detecting

 

 

Maine

ONTO THE ISLAND

 

MAINE

Bridge

 

 

STEEL

FRAMEWORK

 

Maine

 

Spot of color on the BRIDGE

GREEN

 

 

 

Perception

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GULL

 

Seaweed

 

 

Large Boulder

 

Perkins Cove

Coastline in Wells Maine

 

Wells Maine

Maine The Way Life Should Be

 

Perkins Cove on a Rainy Day

Stormy Day

 

 

Feeding Gulls

 

 

TIDE PULLING AWAY

 

RULES

 

Parting Shot

It was nice to get away for a few hours to enjoy the coast.

We came back tired and wet and Ouch did I say hurting too.

It is hard for me to pick just one spot in Maine that I love the most.

This time I made the photos Black & White for YOU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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UP INTO MAINE

Wells Maine

ROCK

 

Wells Maine

Wave Action Calm Today

 

Maine

Love the Curl

 

JT Our Border Collie

JT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It poured again this morning but they promised sun by this afternoon

So we headed north into Maine to look for treasure and so exercise.

The dog and I got too much time on the beach both of us hurting bad.

He found earrings and change.

We saw a hint of the sun as we headed out across the marsh on our way home

Too many rain drops getting on the lens so I did the best I could with these

I will try harder the next time.

 

Peace

 

 

 

The Cabin

 

Wagon wheel is a nice touch not sure where it comes into play though.

Maine is where this cabin sits, out along the road for everyone to see.

The man who owns this property also has some trains out on the lawn too.

There is a huge house here as well and he will charge you to come inside to have a look around.

 

I found this cabin not where you would think, it sits out on the lawn now.

As I got closer I  could see the dirty curtains hanging in disarray.

See the trim?  I am old enough to remember Pom Pom trim, as Mom sewed her own and used this too.

I must say it was NEVER my look.  Mom on the other hand seemed to like using it.

 

No rhyme nor reason  when you see the things he gathers and places on display.

Some see it as an eyesore

My other half could hardly wait to get inside with all the antiques, I use the term lightly.

I stayed out side drawn to this cabin  sitting all alone on a busy street.

 

 

I wish I could buy her and place her back in the woods, maybe alongside my stream.

Some one added a pretty piece of art to one end, see someone else did see her beauty.

I know I would make  a window box and fill her to the brim with beautiful flowers  for all to see.

I would take down those curtains and let everyone peek inside. Knowing this guy it is probably packed full.

 

Love the little wooden deer, those are big around here.

The owner has been collecting so much STUFF

He even made it on TV.

Do you know the show The Picker’s,  well they paid to get in to see.

I still say I need to bring this little cabin  to my place and give her some LOVE.

 

 

So if you travel up into Maine and see the OPEN sign,  stop in and check out the cabin I wish was mine.

 

 

 

 

He Loves Me He Loves me Not

The Ocean and Flowers just a Picture Perfect Day!

Pow Wow

Here is New England yesterday the weather was going to be beautiful warm and sunny.  I wanted to do something different this weekend after last weekends nightmare.

I got out one of the free papers and went to see what was happening in our area.  Let’s see there was a County Fair,  Craft Fairs, Yard Sales and an American Indian Pow Wow.  We

decided to take a ride to Maine to  attend the Pow Wow.  Highway traffic was backed up for miles so we went off the beaten track and made our way north.  It took place in Wells Maine,

along the  Atlantic Ocean.

 

The photos are of some of the dancers from the different tribes who drummed and danced there yesterday.  They  will be there till 5 PM tonight if you are in the area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have to comment on this woman’s Native America Attire it not only moved but had a wonderful sound that moved with her body as she followed the music of the DRUMS

 

 

 

 

 

We had a wonderful time at the Pow Wow and met so many who performed in their ceremony of dance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nubble Light

One of my favorite places to stop at in Maine is Nubble.

A very famous Lighthouse, they say many photos are

taken here and these above are mine from just one day there.

I spend anywhere from a few minuets to an hour here.

Summer, winter or fall it doesn’t matter.  I have always been drawn to this special place.

There are a few granite benches here, with names of loved ones who have left

loving families behind.  I always wanted this place to be my final resting spot and

to have my name and the names of each of my dogs, that spent time with me  here,

left on a bench for friends and family  to sit upon and view what I saw beautiful,

maybe pull out their camera and snap a photo of this glorious spot, along  the rocky shoreline.

There have been many storms that battered this beautiful spot but she has withstood

the fury  they brought as have I.  We are a testament of strength and  good construction, lol

So if you find yourself taking a trip to this beautiful State of Maine, please stop and

see it in person.  OK take a photo too and check out the benches .

There is a place for ice cream or Lobster if you go during summer but if you are like me and love going for a ride on a beautiful

fall day or a stormy winter morning this place will still be there, above the sea, helping keep

the ships below safe.

Have a NICE TRIP!

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