A year after the popular Maine Fare festival was put on ice, it’s being revived and rebooted by its organizers at the Maine Farmland Trust.
“Every night, about 2 in the morning, [my dog] Coop would start growling,” the property’s previous owner said. “He’d just growl until he started full-out barking. It just struck me as really odd that he would do that. It’s just really weird.”
THE BEE WHISPERER
Most years, I send two to four hives to various small-scale, organic blueberry growers in the region to pollinate their fields. Generally, adding honey bees will increase the yield of blueberries by 1,000 pounds of berries per hive per acre.
“It’s really important that students have an understanding of how the world works around them, and food and agriculture is just such a great way to bring them that understanding,” Morgan Kerr said.
“Hospitals should be role models. We started seeking out farmers and training our cooks to use local foods.”
“We’re not going back to land,” she said. “We want to encourage other people to be boat people, too.”
MADE IN MAINE
This isn’t your typical summer camp tie dye. Not even close.
Call them what you want, “frost heaves,” are the seasonal bane of every Maine driver.
“[Bartering] has brought a lot of people into our life. It’s not just saving money it’s making new connections with people that make the same lifestyle that we do.”
PAJAMAS, BOOKS, AND CHICKENS
I grew up in the “eggs are bad for you” era, and it’s hard to get that out of my mind. Of course, as with most nutritionist trends, we later found out that eggs were not horrible. Still, I’ve been left with the question: How good for you are eggs, and how many can I eat a day?
Were I to post photos of the current conditions surrounding my house they would be monochromatic images of mud, giant snow banks and trees with nary a leaf bud in sight.
Sen. Tom Saviello said that after reviewing state laws already on the books and learning that such harvesting already is largely prohibited, he decided that there is no need for another law.