Category Archives: Fun times at the Hillstead

Some Spice would be Nice

With the mild and mellow weather that we’ve been having, it’s not too difficult to start thinking about next Spring. The first hint of Spring for many of us PA’sters might be that seasonal explosion of bright yellow Forsythia – … Continue reading

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Winter is Coming! – Heating the Hillstead

Heating oil, that most delicious of dinosaur squeezins, ain’t too cheap my friends. There’s only so much oil, on account of it taking millions of years for our lazy planet to manufacture it, and so the less there is the … Continue reading

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Water….winning?

The days of 3 minute showers and filling buckets with pool water to do laundry are finally behind us. We called a local contractor and they were excellent – confirming cousin Joe’s diagnosis of a busted foot valve. Together, we … Continue reading

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Snow Betide You

My earliest memory of the snowiest of snowtimes was in 1993 and 1994 – “The Blizzard” and “The Storm”, respectively. I was but a wee lad, inexperienced in the ways of record-breaking snowfall, and the two back-to-back years of fluffy … Continue reading

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Hillstead’s First Snow

We’ve had a few dustings in prior weeks, but the recent snow storm was the first “big” snowfall for the inhabitants of the Summer Hillstead. Big is a pretty relative adjective, considering that this is our first winter here and … Continue reading

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Halloweeny Hillstead!

It’s been a weird year all around, and that’s putting it very lightly. We were however, thankful and happy to host a little family-bubble Halloween Party at the Hillstead for our very first seasonal celebration! Here’s hoping for more Halloween … Continue reading

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