Spruce’s formal name is: Salty Dog Sieur de Monts. Sieur de Monts was the Lieutenant Governor of New France, named in 1603 by the King of France. The territory under his control extended from Philadelphia
CHERYL WIXSON’S KITCHEN AT RABBIT HILL FARM presents GO WILD! with MAINE WILD BLUEBERRIES ONE Rabbit Hill Tapas Bread & Butter Pickles, Old-fashioned Crock Dill Pickles Kitchen Honey Oatmeal Bread & Italian Flatbread
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
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
Tait, (our Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever), and I walk Crockett Cove most every morning. Our two mile loop takes us down the hill, through the woods and along the shore, returning via the narrow
There have been some great tides this month for digging clams, and we have been enjoying a bounty of the delectable bivalves. Although I could never make a living harvesting clams, it is an addictive
This video link was shared with us. It is on Facebook. If you raise rabbits, you will find it very interesting.
Searching for the right gift for that special someone? Check out our new line of Gift Boxes! Each Gift Box comes beautifully wrapped and includes product descriptions and recipes. Give the gift of Maine!
Could hardly wait for dawn this morning, dragging Flip out of bed at first light. There was a really nice low drain in the cove this morning, and I have new pair of clamming boots.
The girls are getting fat with pregnancy. Mary looks the largest…as she should. Mother to the other two does, Beauty and Buffy, in her prime, she would easily kindle and raise 13 kits. Beauty is
The wind is out of the southwest this morning…brisk, at 19 knots. There are whitecaps in the cove, waves splashing over the rocks and the open sea looks rough. Not a good day for fishing…