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A new use for Cheryl's jars!

A Creative Recycling!

Posted on July 01, 2015

Our friends at the Green Garden Farm sent us this great photo. They farm beautiful certified organic peonies, over 12000 stems and they were our first tomato farmers! The message that came along with the

Strawberry Blossoms

The Season’s 1st Strawberries

Posted on June 24, 2015

Strawberry season is fast approaching, and I’ve been researching some of the nutritional benefits of these sun-ripened, sweet berries. The bright red color of strawberries indicates a high level of anthocyanins, or color pigments, with

Spread the Lovage

Spread the Lovage

Posted on June 10, 2015

My love affair with Lovage started over 30 years ago when my Aunt Paula, a talented herbalist and educator, sent me flats of herbs to start my gardens in Bangor. I planted Lovage along the

Jim Gerritsen

Defending Organic Agriculture Acres

Posted on May 08, 2015

This is an interesting interview with Jim Gerritsen about his MOFGA certified organic farm and the OSGATA et al. v. Monsanto lawsuit. Click here to download.

Variety of clams Cheryl Harvests near her home on Deer Isle.

Surf’s Up!

Posted on March 04, 2015

On the recent low drain tide, my husband snow shoed to shore and dug us a nice mess of clams. We are fortunate; most places here are pretty frozen over. Our cove is one of

snowy-road

Smoothing out a very rough winter

Posted on February 25, 2015

Like most Mainers, we’ve been snowed in here quite a bit this winter.   Shoveling and plowing sure work up one’s appetite, and most days we’re in need of a mid-morning repast. My ideal snack is

Cheryl snowshoeing before Sunday morning brunch.

Snowshoeing Brunch

Posted on February 18, 2015

This has been the perfect winter for snowshoeing, venturing off into the wilds of snow-covered terrain, unbroken by any tracks or signs of wildlife. For thousands of years, human’s primary mode of travel through winter

Pan Fried Trout with Pecan Butter Sauce

Ice Fishing & Trout

Posted on February 11, 2015

On a recent trip to visit my mother in Norway (Maine), I was admiring the small communities of ice shacks on ponds and lakes, and noted, that in the words of Tom Hennessey, the “season

Shelling Organic Seed Corn on Wood Prairie Farm

Posted on January 08, 2015

I enjoyed watching this short video of Jim Gerritsen of Wood Prairie Farm in Bridgewater, Maine. Jim is having fun with a well-working machine that is shelling Organic Dakota Ivory Corn. This is the corn

Slow Cook and Savor Rabbit

Slow Cook and Savor Rabbit

Posted on October 21, 2014

Since raising rabbits is an important component of our organic farm plan for building the soil, rabbit is quite often on the menu at our house.

Lobster Spring Rolls

Summer Harvest “Dinner is Served”

Posted on August 29, 2014

It was a very special Dinner Is Served at St. Brendan’s Church in Deer Isle was a special one. Dinner began with a Medley of Condiments & Preserves; Hot Pepper Jelly over Red Barn Farm

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