Merriman Farm

Merriman Farm
8.75 Acres + House and Barn

Davis Road, Harpswell, Maine

Davis Road, Harpswell, Maine
Summers on Harpswell Sound

Kell, Jon and Chris

Kell, Jon and Chris
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Perfect Touch
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Nan and Bobby at Cook's

Nan and Bobby at Cook's
Christmas - 2011

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The other Andover

My partner and I have been moving for five months. Will it ever end?

The good part is that I get to look at the trivia I collected over the years and remember the fun we used to have in the old farmhouse across the street.

My new partner and I built a new house in 2003. Riverside Farm was sold in 2000 after the demise of a marriage and the exit of three children.

The new house doesn't have the same ambiance as that drafty old farmhouse. There was a 1923 wood stove in the kitchen. The best turkey I ever had at Thanksgiving came out of that oven.

I remember one nor-easter when the snow came in through the window in our bedroom upstairs. My youngest was in a porta crib by the window and I marvelled at the snow on his comforter.

The new house has good windows. You can't hear the moan of the wind or the rain on the roof. I miss those sounds.

Our new apartment is very quiet too. I'm tempted to put an old saucepan upside down outside the window. At least I could hear the rain.

Time for another trip to Goodwill and the Humane Society with old towels. We already have two dogs, so no detours allowed.

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