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Archive for June, 2008

53 Years Ago : Benham Street Winery Sold

Monday, June 30th, 2008

From the Chronicle Express (Penn Yan, New York), 30 June 1955 (53 years ago) Sale of the old winery on Benham street near Clinton to Robin Fils & Cie, Ltd., was announced Tuesday. The wine and champagne making company immediately assumed possession, moving salvaged equipment from its burnt-out winery near Gibson landing on West Lake […]

Chez Robin

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

As promised, Llewellyn has been working on the Chez Robin nestcam, located under the eaves of our side porch. The last posted image showed three eggs, now the nest has four. I suspect that will complete the clutch this time around. The birds seem attentive and all appears okay thus far. I often see the […]

Found Artifacts

Friday, June 27th, 2008

This house has turned into an interesting acquisition, if for no other reason because of the found items we have uncovered. In the Brooklyn house, there were two found items. One was a peculiar sword type item. It seemed to be handmade, so I hesitate to call it a sword, yet clearly it was meant […]

The Kitchen

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

When we first moved here, I was really happy with the kitchen. Considering my Brooklyn kitchen was 8 x 10 feet in size, this kitchen is huge. I knew right away there were things I didn’t like about this kitchen. The wallpaper for example is too busy, though certainly not ugly. It just doesn’t work […]