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Winter on The Neck
We are back from visiting our daughter who lives in the Bahamas and things are returning to "normal". This is "normal" on The Neck in Winter. A lot of people who visit the shop ask why the door opens in. The last photo answers that question. If it opened ou...

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A Very Satisfied Customer
One of the best things about living on Digby Neck is that you have so many interesting neighbours. Elaine lives in Sandy Cove and loves combing the beach for rocks as much as I do. She also finds a lot of beach glass. Recently, she dropped by to give me som...

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Winter Hours at The Shop
Well, I guess it had to happen. The days are getting a lot shorter and it is dark when I get up to make coffee for "The Queen". We have already had some sleet, freezing rain and a dusting of snow. The last lot of stones have been polished and are being clea...

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More Spectacular Rock
Had a chance to work a pretty interesting piece today. It looks like Stilbite invading basalt as it is very fibrous but it polished up much better than I thought. There are beautiful pinks and reds and it looks as if some of the original mineral has been re...

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Visit from a Hard Core Knitter
One of the great things about having the shop is the interesting people you meet. Today we met Bethany. In previous posts I have commented on the , dare I say, fanatical mindset of knitters. The fact is most serious knitters have a "stash" of yarn that is s...

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Interesting Visitors- Interesting Rocks
We are experiencing beautiful fall weather here yesterday and today after a weekend that was so foggy and wet I couldn't see the nearest house! On Sunday afternoon two of our loyal yarn customers (you know who you are!) paid us a visit with their "children"...

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The Mother Lode of Amethyst!
I'm finally getting around to working on some of the rock that we had collected while my buddy Ted (from Australia) was here. Vickie found a seam of crystals about 3-4 cm thick and the slab was about 20 cm square. It looked nice from the side but it was a b...
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