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
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.
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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