American bumblebee, nearly wiped out in Maine, could become an endangered species The American bumblebee helps to pollinate blueberries and cranberries and is a keystone species in Maine. by Sam Schipani 6 hours agoOctober 19, 2021 Killing of Maine cows remains unsolved, more than 5 years later by Julia Bayly 13 hours agoOctober 19, 2021 If you aren’t eating acorns, here’s why you should start by Homestead Contributor October 18, 2021October 18, 2021 What you need to know before voting on Maine’s ‘right to food’ referendum by Sam Schipani 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 Try this fresh take on the classic Waldorf Salad by Sandy Oliver, Taste Buds The definitive guide to eating a raw fish lunch in Portland How to make ‘corn oysters’ and other easy recipes to use your fall harvest Here’s where you can eat on Mondays and Tuesdays in Rockland GARDENING How to prepare a raised garden bed for winter by Sam Schipani This is why your tomatoes are cracked on the vine The easiest plants to save seeds from for your 1st time 7 gardening hacks with plastic bottles 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 Maine is in danger of losing some of its best agricultural land to solar farms by Julia Bayly How important your Maine farmland is depends on its soil Proposed tax change could devastate Maine’s farmers Cows and pigs are great livestock, but they can also make you really sick RECIPES Embrace fall flavors with this ‘basic’ pumpkin spice cake by Sandy Oliver, Taste Buds Pickling beets is the best way to enjoy the controversial vegetable by Sandy Oliver, Taste Buds Enjoy a unique Maine dish by making the ‘Wassookeag Special’, and share your own family recipes by Sam Schipani Scientists want to use artificial intelligence to save Maine’s coast With artificial intelligence, forecasting ocean activity will be constantly improving in accuracy even as the climate changes. Never use these gas-powered appliances inside There is a reason appliances and gear designed to be used outside need to stay outside. How to keep ladybugs out of your home this winter Armies of ladybugs are looking for a place to call home this winter. What to do with a bumper crop of cherry tomatoes Here’s how to use cherry tomatoes so they can be enjoyed now — or later. 5 steps to finding the perfect carving pumpkin Picking a perfect pumpkin and carving it is a hallowed fall tradition. Sure, you could eat a decorative gourd. But don’t. It’s decorative gourd season, Mainers. A rare white crow was spotted in Aroostook County The lack of wing feather pigment means its feathers are going to wear away faster and could leave it incapable of flight. Activists pressure Hannaford to improve conditions for dairy workers Migrant Justice said that these workers are often exploited, from long working hours and wage theft, to unsafe housing and working conditions. It’s shaping up to be a banner year for Aroostook County potatoes With people eating more potatoes, The County’s farmers planted an additional 8,000 acres this year. One of Maine’s most destructive pests is making a comeback One of the most destructive pests in Maine’s forests is back. Farm that lost 8 cows in lightning storm is replacing the livestock after outpouring of support Those eight angus heifers represented 10 percent of the Fortin Farm’s herd and was a huge economic and emotional blow to the four-generation farm. Maine potatoes are coming out of the ground covered in ‘scabby’ growths Potato scab is caused by a bacteria found in most soils in Maine. Other root crops including carrots, beets, radishes and parsnips are also susceptible to the pathogen. Fruit flies are being especially annoying this year The pesky flies are thriving this year, and the reasons range from an abundance of fruit crops to behavioral changes during the pandemic. What happened when a Maine woman started living religiously by the Farmers’ Almanac Though the guide’s accuracy is disputed, that hasn’t stopped Tammy Ouellette from taking its every word as gospel. Your garden’s winter preparation checklist Garden winter prep is a great opportunity to get ahead on your to-do list for spring. Load more posts Loading… Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.