Land Search Update

The search continues for our property in Maine after our second unsuccessful bid earlier this year.  While checking out new listings, we frequently use the website linked in our “Tools for Discovering Air Quality” blog ~ http://find.mapmuse.com/interest/cell-towers ~ for an initial evaluation.  By happen chance we noticed a new cell tower listing and was overwhelmingly grateful when we realized the …

Land Update

While it’s been a while since we blogged last, we’ve been actively investigating Maine and potential properties. Thus far, we’ve put in 2 offers, but are now back to searching for the home for HFC. On our list – environmental suitability, with some water course for recreation, within a reasonable driving distance to organic groceries. Please keep HFC in your …

Touring Maine

A lovely week was spent touring Maine from the home base of Kennebunkport for potential sites for Habitat for Canaries.  We began the week in Bangor, some 3 hours north of Kennebunkport.  Land North and Northwest of Bangor offered more suitable terrain than East of Bangor in terms of lakes, elevation, and hardwood tree growth.  Moving South we spent a …

The Inn at English Meadows

When your mom hasn’t had a vacation in over a decade and agrees to traipse all over Maine for you, there is nothing so wonderful as to hear the words, “the Inn made it feel like I was on a real vacation!” If one word described life at the Inn at English Meadows it would be care. Each morning the …

Habitat for Canaries Welcomes Briburn to Our Team

Chris and Harry are energetic design architects with a passion for environmentally friendly, sustainable buildings. Just what the doctor prescribed for Habitat for Canaries! We chose Briburn for their understanding and sensitivity to the special needs our buildings must meet for our guests and occupants. Check them out on their website, www.briburn.com. And we are on another trip (April 2017) …

Exploring Maine 2016

Beginning in the spring of 2016, visits were made to the Great State of Maine generally to get a lay of the land and determine what parts of the State would be suitable for Habitat for Canaries. The initial criteria included large acreage so as to insulate the intended land use from neighboring uses, navigable stream or pond, more hardwoods than …