Archive for the ‘blog management’ Category

We have reached escape velocity

June 15, 2012

We are spending the summer traveling across the country, so Henbogle blog is on a hiatus until we return.  Join us on our travels at our trip blog, Every Day is a Winding Road.

****Thanks guys!*****

We could never have made this trip without the help of friends and family.  Thanks go to Dan’s amazing Mom, Jean, who’ll be house sitting for us, and our friends Bill and Michelle, who will be stepping in to give the poor kitties some extra attention and give Mom some time off for good behavior.  Thanks also to the many other friends who are keeping an eye on Henbogle, or who have given us great advice and support.   We appreciate you!

Don’t forget to join us at Every Day is a Winding Road!

A little change is good

August 22, 2011

I’ve purchased a domain name for Henbogle.  The new web address is  Please make a note of it in your bookmarks or blog reader.

Undeserved awards

December 3, 2009

Ahem.  Well, although my posting has been a bit sparse of late, two of my readers have seen fit to honor me with an award.  Thank you Robin of Season’s Eatings Farm, an incredibly inspiring farmer and writer from Downeast Maine, and Carlita, formerly of Bar Harbor but who recently moved to Washington,D.C. to start an awesome new job doing good work for communities.  I’m not sure I deserve these, but I do appreciate them!

Several years ago, when I was mooning about wanting a hoophouse, I found an article online about building one from rebar and pvc pipe.  That was my first introduction to Robin, as she wrote that article, which I only realized much later after I had become a regular reader of her blog, and had built my own hoop house with advice and inspiration from Robin and many others.  So really, I should be giving her an award for inspiring people to take advantage of their backyards to become more connected to, and responsible for, the food they eat.

Carlita and I met through work some years ago, when she was first a student who won an award from the organization I worked for, later became an AmeriCorps member with my organization, and then eventually joined me in the office where we worked together.  An incredibly smart and focused person, Carlita is also one of the bravest I know, willing to critically examine her life and do the hard work needed to grow both personally and professionally.  She will be doing great work in D.C. as a bureaucrat, and I’m happy to know that she is looking after programs funded by my tax dollars.

Here’s the kind of quirky thing.  Carlita is originally from Downeast Maine, not too far from where Robin lives, and they have a friend in common.  How quirky is that?  Maine is a big small town.

And now for the cop-out.  I’m supposed to pass this award along to 15 others, but to be honest, most of the blogs I read have already received this award, and I feel uncomfortable about asking others to nominate more winners, etc. etc. etc.  So instead, I promise I will update my blogroll very soon, because really, in my opinion, every blog I read deserves an award.  Really, I mean it.  Thanks again, Carlita and Robin!

I’d like to thank the Academy…

September 30, 2009

and all my devoted readers, especially those who nominated, and then voted, Henbogle as the Best Maine Gardening Blog at Blotanical.  That is way cool!  You guys rock.

I, on the other hand, have been in a Blotanical coma I am ashamed to say.  I joined Blotanical shortly before my very old Mac laptop began to prepare for its next turn on the wheel, and somehow, once I got my shiny new Mac, (I cringe to say this) I failed to fully explore the many benefits that Blotanical offers.

And despite my failure, I have been given an award!  Thank you so very much.

In just a few minutes poking around Blotanical tonight, I can see that it will be a great test of my time management skills –so many yummy blogs, so little time.

Seriously, though, thanks Stuart Robinson for the vision and drive to create Blotanical, and to all the folks who read Henbogle and are part of the great global gardening community.

Tenuously connected

March 8, 2009

It has not been a good month for telecommunications here at Henbogle.  First we had our mysterious phone/internet outage, which my (ha ha ha) “service” provider tried to blame on our wiring.  After several days and some testy phone calls, a service rep showed up wiggled some wires outside, and voila, service was restored.  Grrrrr.

As part of that brouhaha, we received a new wireless router, which was supposedly faster.  Well, maybe it was, but only when it was working.  This time, I made Dan call, afraid my impatience would be too palpable.  He was great, and a few days later we received another new router.  This one seems to have issues, too, as service occasionally stops for no apparent reason, but it is working right now, so I thought I’d say hello, and recommend you sell any stock in Fairpoint Communications.

Look for a post on my obsession soon.  Twelve days until spring!

I’m still alive

March 5, 2009

but my internet connection is not.  Fairpoint is not winning any fans in at Henbogle.  Unfortunately, Fairpoint was forced upon me by the Maine Public Utilities Commission.  I’m not too happy with them, either.

I’ll be back once I am connected to the world wibe web….

Spring countdown

January 5, 2009

Thus far, my only unhappiness with WordPress versus Blogger is that WordPress doesn’t allow me to post a countdown timer, counting down the days until spring, as Blogspot did.  Sigh.  It is making me very unhappy.

Yankee Pantry my recipe blog debuts

April 21, 2008

To make it easier to find and retrieve my recipes, I started a new blog simply for recipes, Yankee Pantry. I’ve imported the recipes I posted here at Henbogle, and will try in the future to post the recipes directly on Yankee Pantry, linking from Henbogle if that is appropriate. Enjoy!


March 23, 2008

Welcome to Henbogle’s new digs, thanks for making the trip.