Meet the artists behind Orland’s annual changing barn mural Drivers often slow down as they pass Merz Barn Farm along Route 15 in Orland, and not just for the sharp curve in the road. by Julia Bayly 2 hours agoMarch 2, 2021 8 ways you can cut down on dust in your home by Julia Bayly February 28, 2021February 28, 2021 There are scorpions in Maine, and they’re probably in your house by Julia Bayly February 28, 2021February 28, 2021 A shopping guide to get the best of everything for your home and yard by Sam Schipani 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 6 ways to make DIY seedling containers to start your plants by Sam Schipani FOOD 6 recipes that will make you love shallots by Sam Schipani Maine homesteaders store pumpkins over winter in the most charming way 11 ways to cook with beans you might not have tried yet Cold days call for a hearty rooty soup like this GARDENING How to grow pea shoots on your windowsill by Homestead Contributor How to organize your garden shed Maine herbalist wants to show you how to heal with herbs 8 unconventional things you can grow this upcoming season 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 Fort Fairfield residents say 25 percent tax spike jeopardizes their farms by Kathleen Phalen Tomaselli Tips for naming your farm Why you should never give spoiled feed to your poultry or livestock How to stop your livestock water from freezing this winter RECIPES You won’t believe the secret ingredient in this decadent chocolate cake by Sandy Oliver This party mix will keep you happily snacking even after the game by Sandy Oliver Try baking chicken enchiladas with this flavorful homemade sauce by Sandy Oliver 7 recipes to make the most of maple season Here are seven recipes that use maple syrup that will help you to make the most of maple season in Maine. What you need to know about tapping birch trees for sap and syrup Making birch syrup has many benefits, for both maple producers, farmers with birch trees on their property looking to diversify or curious hobbyists who want to expand their tree tapping horizons. How to start selling your homemade food at the farmers market Here’s what you need to know about selling your homemade food at the farmers market. Birch syrup has potential to be the next big thing for Maine food producers Maine has a lot of birch trees and a strong culture of tapping maple trees for similar purposes already. Can tapping birch trees catch on in the Pine Tree State? Kettlebells can easily improve your home workout routine With kettlebells, you too can be as fit as a Russian farmer. Maine farmer discovers source of his kidney issues was bacteria in his well He wants his experience to serve as a cautionary tale for anyone with a private well. This pipe can be the root of your plumbing problems It all comes down to the plumbing vent pipe. How to get a license to sell homemade food in Maine The first thing you need to know is that you do not always need to get a license to sell food in Maine. What you need to know before selling homemade food in Maine The state has a number of laws, rules and regulations, also known as cottage food laws, that need to be followed in order to sell safely and legally. Why you need a quiet room in your home The non-stop togetherness of households in the pandemic is causing extra stress. How to organize your pots, pans and other kitchen equipment With so many different pots, pans and tools, the kitchen can very quickly become hotbeds of disorganization. How to organize your garage A cluttered garage is not only stressful, but it can also keep you from utilizing your garage in a way that is useful for you. What you need to know to preserve and store chaga so it lasts for years Like any forged wild edible, chaga needs to be processed and stored correctly or it will spoil. How to celebrate Valentine’s Day more sustainably If you want to show your sweetheart you love the planet as much as you love them, here’s how to have a more sustainable Valentine’s Day this year. How to make herbal tinctures Making your own tinctures will not only help you save money, but it will also give you the opportunity to use many of the herbs found in your own backyard garden. Load more posts Loading… Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.