Rabbit Hill

Got Deer pressure? Tait is ready!

Posted on August 22, 2017

  Are the deer eating your garden? They are having a party in ours here at Rabbit Hill. Not a sunflower head is left, the pole beans have been chewed, grown, and chewed very four

Lobsters & Peonies from Green Garden Farm

Posted on June 26, 2017

Our friends Allen & Jose cultivate magnificent certified organic peonies.  Superb farmers and great friends, they grew our initial crop of tomatoes.  Although their tomato crop is primarily for seed now, they are also our

Rabbit kit

From modernfarmer.com : Down the Rabbit Hole

Posted on April 04, 2017

By Brian Barth Clean, quiet, and easy to raise, these little critters might be the next big thing in sustainable meat. All ears? We’ve got the low-down on hare care. We all know the saying.

Cheryl Wixson's Snow in a Week

One Week in the Maine Woods

Posted on February 17, 2017

In less than one week, we received over 4 feet of snow! We are unable to drive out of the woods, so we walk. My car is on the outside and we pull a sled

The rabbitry at Rabbit Hill Farm.

Raising Rabbits Organically at Rabbit Hill Farm

Posted on October 16, 2015

For the urban gardener or homesteader, domestic rabbits can be valuable livestock. Rabbit meat is an excellent source of protein; the pelts can be used in numerous applications including hats, lap robes, cushion covers, vests

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

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

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