Saturday, March 23, 2013

Make $20,000 Tonight Go Fish

Want to make $20,000 to 30 tonight?
Maine Elvers are Running.

The Elvers are baby eels.
Maine is one of only two states,
along with South Carolina,
where elver fishing is still allowed.
And with Asian demand especially high last year’s
tsunami curbed supply in Japan,
and Europe has cracked down on exporting eels
a gold rush of sorts is on along the rivers and
streams of coastal Maine. Since the season began
last week, stories have abounded of people making
 a small fortune in an often hard-luck state.
I couldn't even touch them much less eat one.

This March 2013 Price is $2000.00 a pound.
NUT's if I had the price I'd choke eating them,
 thinking of all the hunger in this world.
Elver prices go up and down all the time,
but nobody’s seen them shoot up the way
they have over the past two seasons.
Last year, at $891 per pound, elvers became
Maine’s fourth most-valuable wild fishery,
worth more than well-known traditional
fisheries such as groundfish, shrimp and scallops.

The American eel (Anguilla rostrata)
has a catadromous life cycle, that is,
it spawns in the ocean and migrates to
fresh water to grow to adult size.
As adult eels mature, they leave the
brackish/freshwater growing areas in the fall
(August to November),
migrate to the Sargasso Sea and spawn
during the late winter. The Sargasso Sea
is a large area of the western North Atlantic
located east of the Bahamas and south of
Bermuda. After spawning, the adult eels die.
The eggs hatch after several days and develop
into a larval stage (leptocephalus)
which is shaped like a willow leaf.

Elver and shrimp salad -not for me..

My Daughter is learning things to do here in Maine.
Sunday we go on the wagon through the woods
and snow to see Maple Syrup being made.
It's Maple Syrup Sunday!
Elvers and men fishing  tonight in the Cove.
In the Spring the Alewives run, Lilacs and Peony's
Apple Blossems and Lobster. July we get Bluberries.

You need an expert
to pick Mushrooms,
but I can pick  Fiddleheads.

Life is precious so have fun and accomplish something.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A village up the road.

May 20th 2013
Thomaston (formerly known as Fort Georges, )
is a town in Knox County, Maine.

Above is view of the Prison, which has now been
demolished. Maine had one of the first Prisons in America.  
 Thomaston has been associated with shipbuilding
for over 200 years. In 1630, long before vessels were actually being built in Thomaston, English ships were navigating the George's River to reach the dense inland forests. Great timbers were transported back to England for use as masts in the King’s ships. Captain George Waymouth arrived in 1605 and left a cross where the river trends westward.

The population was 2,781 at the 2010
census. Noted for its antique architecture,
Thomaston is an old Sea Port.
As early as 1630, a  trading Post  was established
on the eastern bank of the St. George River,
then considered the boundary between New Eng.
and New France. In 1704,
Thomas LeFebvre from Quebec bought a large tract
of land along the Weskeag River on
which he built a gristmill, with a house on the
shoreline at what is now South Thomaston. 

Wheaton was the first permanent
settler in 1763. Located at the heart of
the Waldo Patent, Thomaston was incorporated
from St. Georges Plantation on March 20, 1777.
Many settlers arrived following the
Revolutionary war in 1783.
General Henry Knox ( US Sec. of War)
built his mansion,
 Montpelier, at Thomaston in 1793-1794.

 On the 15th of June, 1722, the Indians made their descent upon the settlement, burning the saw-mill, setting fire to a sloop in the harbor, and destroying all the houses and frames that had been erected a few months before.
A vigorous assault was then made upon the blockhouses, and it was with great difficulty that the garrison saved them from destruction. The Indians retired, but in the July, renewed the attack; vigorously pressing the siege for 12 days. Thomaston has a great and interesting
I am going to the Memorial Day Concert in front of the Knox Mansion, then take my Daughter for the tour inside the Home. There she can see the furniture George Washington gave Henry Knox, and Marie
Antoinette's furniture that was shipped to Maine.
I have been interested in
 another story about Maine.
Here's some Dirt::
In June 1875, Louis Wagner ("the Smuttynose Axe Murderer"), alongside John True Gordon ("the Thorndike Slayer"), were hung on the Gallows of the Maine State Prison of Thomaston. Louis Wagner was forgotten by history until the recent book Return to Smuttynose Island and other Maine Axe Murders by Emeric Spooner. Mr. Spooner located Wagner's grave which can still be viewed in the Old Prison Cemetery on the grounds of the former prison.
In 1873 two Norwegian women were murdered.
The third fleed to say it was German -born Wagner.
He was a fisherman. There is a novel out
"The Weight of the Sea," by Shreve and a new book
out by Emeric Spooner.
"Smuttynose Island Axe Murders"
Sounds like a new MOVIE.
The Island is off the coast of Kittery Maine, 6 Mi. out.

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Monday, March 18, 2013

If it's affordable I may.

Maybe this one? It feels right.

Garden shed's
I have been wishing
for one,

now I have to decide

Can I afford it ? which one.?

Darling but it has to be bigger ..

 I guess this is what I should do.
Just a little bigger.

Notice they get less and less.
Maybe I'll get a new carport.
I really need that for Renee's car.
She was sick of scrapping SNOW.

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Masquerade #88

Masquerade #88

Winter Deers in Maine # 89

Winter Deers in Maine # 89

Nun in St. Augustine #90

Nun in St. Augustine #90

Abe # 91

Abe # 91

Teddy Roosevelt # 92

Teddy Roosevelt # 92
unfinished still working

FDR # 93

FDR  # 93
Franklyn D. Roosevelt

Duke Himself # 94

Duke Himself  # 94

Yorkie # 95

Yorkie # 95

Poodle dog # 96

Poodle dog # 96

Boxer #97

Boxer  #97

Boston Terrior #98

Boston Terrior #98

what's Cooking? # 99

what's Cooking?    # 99

Cocker # 100

Cocker # 100

Mr. Hobo # 101

Mr. Hobo # 101

Mr. Pug # 102

Mr. Pug # 102

Where are You? # 103

Where are You? # 103

West Point # 105

West Point  # 105

General Eisenhower #106

General Eisenhower #106

Rockland Strand #104

Rockland Strand #104

General Geo. Patton # 107

General Geo. Patton # 107
WW 11

Gen.l Douglas Mac Arthur# 108

Gen.l Douglas Mac Arthur# 108

Abe #149

Abe  #149
Took it's toll

Russian Samovar # 150

Russian Samovar # 150
Russian Samovar # 150

sheep heading home #151

sheep heading home #151
sold to Dan and Liz Finberg

Liberty Belle Farm #152

Liberty Belle Farm #152
my old farm for sale

My Thor #153

My Thor #153
Thor at Christmas

Winston # 154

Winston   # 154
Bull dog blue ribbon

Penobscot Indians camp # 155

Penobscot Indians camp # 155
Penobscot camp Maine

After the ball # 156

After the ball # 156
oil in board framed for sale

Belted Galloway # 157

Belted Galloway    # 157

autumn in Maine # 158

autumn in Maine # 158
Autumn in Maine

October # 159

October  # 159
Spruce head , in october

Maple Syrup #160 sold

Maple Syrup  #160 sold
Party in Maine- sold

Ravens sold #161

Ravens   sold  #161
Ravens are here

Some headache # 162

Some headache # 162
Why Me? Sold June 2016

Cassa Blanca's sold #163

Cassa Blanca's sold #163
cassa blanca's sold Schupack

Albatross # 164

Albatross # 164

Southern Magnolia # 165

Harrington Cove # 166

Harrington Cove #  166
Harrington Cove

The Endeavor # 167 #167

The Endeavor # 167                           #167
The Endeavor On harrington cove

Russian Cossacks #168

Russian Cossacks  #168
Cossacks Three

Fishing boats # 169

Fishing boats # 169
2nd Prize Winner - Lobster Festival Art Show - Rockland Maine - Summer 2008

Three Guy's in a Dory # 170

Three Guy's in a Dory # 170
Three guys in a Dory

The Babe # 171

The Babe # 171
Babe 16x20