Julia Bayly

Julia Bayly

Fort Kent

 

Canadians in the Living Room

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 08, 2016, at 9:22 p.m.

Canadians in the Living Room

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 08, 2016, at 8:45 p.m.

Canadians in the living room

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 08, 2016, at 7:04 p.m.
Living in a small space forces one to ask a lot of questions before acquiring more possessions, according to Sonya Connelly. Connelly is among a group of people who have taken to tiny house living and hope to establish a tiny house village in southern Maine.

National tiny house building code could make tiny living safer, easier in Maine

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 08, 2016, at 8:15 a.m.
Fans of tiny houses in Maine have the chance this week to be part of a movement to establish national standards governing the construction of the popular minimalist residential dwellings.

Genetic screening available, but not recommended, to predict Alzheimer’s diagnosis

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 04, 2016, at 2:11 p.m.
“We want to be as helpful as we can and make sure people get good information,” Laurie Trenholm said. “But our position is there is no need for the genetic testing.”
POLL QUESTION
Jason Drake cleans the new tattoo on Winnie Allen, 52, Thursday at Diversified Ink in Bangor. Allen got her first tattoo in memory of her beloved Yorkshire terriers, Pippy and Lilly, who recently died.

For Mainers, you’re never too old to get a tattoo

By Julia Bayly on Nov. 04, 2016, at 6:46 a.m.
“It used to be most of my business was people in their 20s [and] 30s getting their first tattoos,” Tom Murphy said. “But in recent years, I’ve been seeing way more people in their 50s and 60s.”
FIDDLEHEAD FOCUS

Cycling’s current technology started but could not stay in northern Maine

on Nov. 03, 2016, at 1:06 a.m.
(From the BDN) “We did pretty much everything right there at the factory,” former employee John Desjardins said. “Every single bike we made was built completely by hand.”
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Saying goodbye to Corky, my friend and constant companion for 12 years was among the hardest things I have ever had to do.

Final words on Corky, the Rusty Metal Farm shusky

By Julia Bayly on Oct. 27, 2016, at 11:27 a.m.
Julia Bayly: According to an online BDN linked search engine, I’ve written about Corky 125 times in the 12 years she lived on Rusty Metal Farm. This column is the 126th and quite likely last time I will do so.
Painted and unpainted frames wait for build-ups that will never happen in the former Aegis Bicycle factory in Van Buren.

Cycling’s current technology started but could not stay in northern Maine

By Julia Bayly on Oct. 26, 2016, at 7:49 a.m.
“We did pretty much everything right there at the factory,” former employee John Desjardins said. “Every single bike we made was built completely by hand.”
Lise Pelletier, director of the Acadian Archives at the University of Maine at Fort Kent, opens a display case containing original maps from the 1500s on display.

Three centuries of mapping ‘you are here’ on display in Fort Kent

By Julia Bayly on Oct. 18, 2016, at 7:05 a.m.
“It’s so interesting to see how maps of a single area changed over time with new information.”
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Fighting the hobgoblins of consistency on Rusty Metal Farm

By Julia Bayly on Oct. 13, 2016, at 1:01 p.m.
People who know me, know my resistance to change. Call it “being in a rut,” if you will, but here on Rusty Metal Farm, it’s been all about consistency.
Images captured by Raptor Maps' drones are combined with computer data taken in the field to provide farmers with real-time crop analysis.

Drone technology, computers ushering in a brave new world for northern Maine potatoes

By Julia Bayly on Oct. 12, 2016, at 10:19 a.m.
Tom Wolf, a farm apprentice from New Orleans, Louisiana washes carrots at the Four Season Farm in Brooksville in 2015.

Coastal city may join food sovereignty movement in Maine

By Julia Bayly on Oct. 11, 2016, at 10:41 a.m.
The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry says it wants to make sure all food sold in Maine is safe for the consumer.
VIDEO
Jason Johnson (right) of Sturdi-Bilt Storage Buildings discusses camp options with potential customer Ron Iverson of Old Lyme, Connecticut, on Sept. 28 inside a camp completed for another family at the business' main offices in Smyrna Mills. Johnson manages the sales and supply of the Amish owner-operator business.

Meet the Maine Amish community making tiny houses, sheds by hand

By Julia Bayly on Oct. 07, 2016, at 6:24 a.m.
In two workshops, eight craftsman, each members of the 20-family Smyrna Amish church, work year-round building everything from simple storage sheds to elaborate camps ready for occupation.
A sign along the shore of Rangeley Lake warns residents and visitors about the thin line of string used by the town to prevent Canada geese from walking into the park from the lake.

Fake coyotes, fence helps keep messy geese off Rangeley’s park grass

By Julia Bayly on Oct. 07, 2016, at 1 a.m.
“They eat around the shore of the lake in the short grass and then defecate all over the park.”
FIDDLEHEAD FOCUS

Declining numbers could propel Maine bumblebee to federal endangered species status

on Oct. 05, 2016, at 1:07 a.m.
(From the BDN) The rusty patched bumblebee is under consideration for federal endangered species status.
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To date, the view from the outhouse on Mt. Aconcagua in Argentina ranks No. 1.

No matter where you are, domestic and international calls from nature must be answered

By Julia Bayly on Sept. 29, 2016, at 9:41 a.m.
Julia Bayly: It’s a big world out there, and I have loads of future travel plans that will doubtless involve outhouses of varying styles and locations. Frankly, I can’t wait to get the call.
The five-week controlled moose hunt in Aroostook County is credited with reducing moose damage in broccoli fields.

Moose hunt a win for Maine veterans, broccoli crops

By Julia Bayly on Sept. 28, 2016, at 11 a.m.
“We have not seen the moose eating the broccoli the last few years like we were before the controlled hunt,” Emily Smith of Smith Farms in Presque Isle said. “Those moose, they really do like the broccoli.”
The rusty patched bumblebee is under consideration for federal endangered species status.

Declining numbers could propel Maine bumblebee to federal endangered species status

By Julia Bayly on Sept. 27, 2016, at 4:03 p.m.
One of Maine’s smallest creatures could soon find itself on the federal endangered species list.
Harvested trees and equipment can be seen in Patten in this September 2016 file photo.

Money does grow from trees for some Maine municipalities

By Julia Bayly on Sept. 23, 2016, at 2:15 p.m.
There was a time in the early years of Maine statehood that trees were the coin of the realm.