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Marijuana plants are seen in an indoor marijuana plantation of a marijuana smokers club in Uruguay.

How to grow marijuana now that it’s legal in Maine

By Julia Bayly on July 22, 2017, at 7 a.m.
A resident must be 21-years-old to grow marijuana for his or her personal use and can possess no more than 12 immature plants and six flowering plants.
HOUSEWIFE PLUS

How to make your own air conditioner for under twenty bucks

on July 21, 2017, at 9:12 a.m.
No matter how hot it gets, you’ll be able to stay cool with this quick DIY project.
JULIA BAYLY
Rusty Metal Farm visitor Tempeste Boivin, 6, shares some leftover pizza with the resident flock of hens.

Yes, the Rusty Metal Farm hens are junk food junkies

By Julia Bayly on July 20, 2017, at 6 p.m.
To hear my friends tell it, the Rusty Metal Farm chickens are among the most spoiled and pampered on the planet.
AH THE THINGS I'VE DONE!

A letter to Summer, on a hot muggy day…

on July 20, 2017, at 2:45 p.m.
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Thinking about not vaccinating your kids? Here are 16 better ways to endanger them

on July 20, 2017, at 1:35 p.m.
Not having your kids immunized against dangerous diseases that kill people is irresponsible and misguided at best.
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Midcoast Maine Tour de Farms

By Carol Gardner on July 20, 2017, at 10:12 a.m.
LAURA'S HOUSE JOURNEY

When things aren’t right – and the many blessings that followed

on July 20, 2017, at 6:38 a.m.
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McKay Farm Volunteer Opportunity

By Stacey Hachey on July 19, 2017, at 3:34 p.m.
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Seven miniature donkeys will soon be up for adoption at the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals in Windham.

Seven mini donkeys rescued in Maine could soon be yours

By Lauren Abbate on July 19, 2017, at 10:13 a.m.
“They’re painfully cute.”
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An Etna-Dixmont Elementary School Pre-kindergarten student holds a corn seedling before planting it in the school's vegetable garden recently.

How gardening can help build healthier, happier kids

By Shannon Brescher Shea, Washington Post on July 19, 2017, at 9:52 a.m.
Admittedly, gardening with kids isn’t always idyllic. But even when it’s chaotic, it can be tremendously beneficial.
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Enjoy Open Farm Day at the Good Life Center in Harborside

By Carolyn Waite on July 18, 2017, at 2:54 p.m.
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Pork roast with herb crust and sherry pan sauce is an easy and warmly satisfying meal.

Why going whole hog can be a good approach to pork

By Ellie Krieger, Washington Post on July 18, 2017, at 1:11 p.m.
How does pork fit into a healthy diet? For the answer, more than reading between the lines, you need to read between the slogans.
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The Good Life Center’s Monday Night Speaker Series presents Greg Joly on Monday, July 24 at 7:00 PM

By Carolyn Waite on July 18, 2017, at 12:13 p.m.
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The truth about going back to work after having a baby

on July 18, 2017, at 9:34 a.m.
POLL QUESTION
Giant hogweed is a type of noxious weed that can grow to more than 12 feet in height and has large, white flowers. Imported to the United States as an ornamental plant, hogweed oozes sap that can cause severe burns, blisters and even permanent scars. There are about 20 sites in Maine, many of them in the Bar Harbor area due to the plant's use in estate gardens.

Beware of the beautiful weed that can cause blindness, burns

By Abigail Curtis on July 18, 2017, at 7:40 a.m.
“It’s really pretty, but it’s extremely dangerous. You have to almost be in a hazmat suit [to be around it] because the sap on it is so dangerous.”
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These are the official directions to get to the Frankfort Quarry

on July 17, 2017, at 2:52 p.m.
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Writer Katy Kelleher with her new book "Handcrafted Maine" sits on her stoop next to a bear sculpture by Ray Murphy, one of 22 makers featured in her book.

A handmade tale: New book celebrates Maine’s artisan culture without glossing over challenges

By Kathleen Pierce on July 17, 2017, at 2:17 p.m.
The result is a lavishly photographed book with in-depth reporting that delivers genuine senses of place.
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Jesse Lupo founded Trident Stills in Etna in 2009. Lupo, a welder and fabricator with a longtime passion for the process of distilling alcohol. His custom stills are used in distilleries around the state and the country.

Maine company makes name for itself in distillery stills

By Abigail Curtis on July 17, 2017, at 5:49 a.m.
Although moonshine, the clear, unaged whiskey, is now legally sold in the United States, the art of making moonshine, or illicit, high-proof spirits, plays an outsized role in mountain lore and American history.
ZERO WASTE MAINE

Plastic Free July

on July 16, 2017, at 11:55 a.m.
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Salad turnips for sale on a recent Sunday at the Bangor Farmers' Market.

Despite slow start to the season, summer vegetables are just around the corner

By Lauren Abbate on July 16, 2017, at 7 a.m.
Staple summer vegetables are about to hit market stands after June’s warm and sunny weather helped to put the growing season back on track.