11 recipes that turn winter squash into delicious and nutritious meals Squash is delicious and versatile. These recipes will make you see the fruit in a whole new way. by Sam Schipani 16 hours agoSeptember 19, 2021 New Hampden child care program gets kids outside to learn where food comes from by Julia Bayly September 19, 2021September 19, 2021 How to make ‘corn oysters’ and other easy recipes to use your fall harvest by Sandy Oliver, Taste Buds September 18, 2021September 18, 2021 It’s baby snake season in Maine by Julia Bayly Here are a few delicious ways to enjoy Maine’s state tree by Homestead Contributor 3 essential watering tools for beginning gardeners by Sam Schipani These are the must-have gardening tools for first-time gardeners by Sam Schipani Pull that can of pumpkin from the back of the cupboard and whip up these cookies by Sandy Oliver, Taste Buds FOOD Here’s where you can eat on Mondays and Tuesdays in Rockland by Lauren Abbate Go wild with your blueberries with these 10 berry recipes How to grow and pick edible flowers 6 easy-to-pack school lunches that your kids are sure to love GARDENING This is why your tomatoes are cracked on the vine by Sam Schipani The easiest plants to save seeds from for your 1st time 7 gardening hacks with plastic bottles Alternative gardens can help make growing more accessible CLEANING Here’s how to get spilled milk out of nooks and crannies by Julia Bayly Combining these common household cleaning chemicals could make you sick or worse Here are 12 things you should be disinfecting that you probably forgot If you can’t find what you need at stores, here’s how to easily make your own cleaners FARMING Cows and pigs are great livestock, but they can also make you really sick by Julia Bayly Somali Bantu farmers in Lewiston own 1st immigrant farm cooperative in Maine Farmer-ish is a new ‘home’ for farmers to tell their stories Try these alternatives to wood for creating a chicken coop RECIPES 6 homemade sauces that will instantly make any dish tastier by Sam Schipani Banana peels can be the basis for meatless bacon and pulled pork by Sam Schipani 8 different ways to cook with broccoli and cauliflower by Sam Schipani Ew, what is this disgusting thing? No, that’s not a snake. What you can forage for in the fall in Maine These four foods are primed for foraging in the fall. Maine has spiders that can hiss and jump While neither is poisonous, coming across either can be a bit startling. Mainer finds a rare blue bullfrog in her backyard pond Green frogs and bullfrogs are common sights in freshwater ponds and wetlands around the state. But every so often, a frog that would be green is blue. How to reuse car tires Recycling tires is difficult because tires are designed to be durable. Here are 10 ways you can reuse car tires. What you can do when bugs and rodents move in for the winter It really comes down to what is getting in from the outside and an individual’s level of tolerance for sharing space. Canning tomatoes like your grandmother did isn’t a good idea Canning tomatoes — whether it’s in a sauce, whole or diced — isn’t the same as it used to be. Tart crabapple chutney is an easy way to make use of the plentiful fruit “I couldn’t stand the idea that all that lovely fruit would fall off the tree only to be hoovered up by deer. So I shook down and gathered up several pounds,” Sandy Oliver writes. Brought back to life, these grapes are a living memorial to Maine farmer’s mom “It’s just neat they grew and made it back and it looks like they intend to stay.” How to plant garlic and keep your garden disease-free Garlic really ought to be planted in the fall, after the first light frost or two but before the ground freezes. This herb used to make absinthe will not cure your COVID-19 Wormwood has the potential to harm brain, kidney and liver cells or cause convulsions if taken in too high a dose. What to do when your hen goes broody Anyone who has raised egg-laying chickens dreads noticing a hen sitting in the same place for days on end on a clutch of eggs, some small rocks or nothing at all. What you need to know before heating your home with firewood this winter Here are a few things to keep in mind before committing to heating your place with wood. Think of this as firewood 101. 10 recipes to shake up your Labor Day BBQ this year Don’t let your Labor Day cookout be boring this year. 3 tiny bugs you may have flying around inside your house right now It would be tempting to think that with the cooler temperatures there would be relief from pesky insects. But that would be wrong. Load more posts Loading… Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.