How to choose between black plastic and landscape fabric to eliminate weeds If you’ve ever wanted to smother the weeds growing in your garden plot, we have good news. by Sam Schipani 5 hours agoMay 23, 2022 We want to answer your questions about ticks in Maine by Julia Bayly 12 hours agoMay 23, 2022 This map predicts where Maine’s worst browntail moth outbreaks will be by Lindsay Putnam 22 hours agoMay 23, 2022 Maine oddities collector will charge you $5,000 for a pair of jarred human testicles by Julia Bayly The secret to keeping bad odors and rats out of your compost by Julia Bayly PFAS linked to rising cases of liver disease in humans, scientists say by Lindsay Putnam How to properly pull weeds by Sam Schipani This 1-pan dinner is an easy and healthier alternative to takeout by Sandy Oliver, Taste Buds FARMING Sorry, but that owl decoy isn’t going to stop critters from destroying your crops by Sam Schipani As America’s farmland changes hands, we face an impending crisis Why you should never give spoiled feed to your poultry or livestock Removing baby goats’ horns is a divisive issue on homesteads GARDENING How to save your seedlings when they’re long, thin and pale by Sam Schipani Where to find flowers to liven up your garden in the Bangor area If grubs have destroyed your lawn, there’s not much you can do about it Heat mats can help you up your seedling game environment Hundreds of lawsuits expected over forever chemicals after Erin Brockovich visits Maine by Judy Harrison Ticks killed nearly 90 percent of moose calves tracked by scientists in 2 Maine counties last year Maine is preparing a lawsuit against PFAS manufacturers Lost Kitchen raised nearly $1 million for Maine farmers grappling with ‘forever chemicals’ FOOD What to do with a surplus of fresh eggs besides give them away by Julia Bayly For some invasives, if you can’t beat them, eat them If you love the taste of gin, go pick some juniper berries right now Try these sausage-stuffed baked apples for a hearty winter breakfast SANDY OLIVER’S RECIPES This tangy lemon mousse has just 3 ingredients by Sandy Oliver, Taste Buds A delicious way to save money on groceries by Sandy Oliver, Taste Buds Try enhancing your basic banana bread with these ingredients by Sandy Oliver, Taste Buds MORE HOMESTEAD NEWS These are the pests that are going to haunt your Maine summer From those that are a mere nuisance to those causing potential health issues, here are six pests to be on the lookout for this summer. How to attract hummingbirds to your yard Feeders, flowers and water are some of the top tricks for luring hummingbirds to your backyard. This notorious weed invading Maine can be foraged for a tasty treat You can do your part in the fight against Japanese knotweed while enjoying a freshly foraged meal. How to survive seasonal allergies in Maine One of the best ways to avoid seasonal allergies is to avoid whatever it is you are allergic to. Wannabe Maine farm buyers are turning to a matchmaking service to find their dream land If it’s a farm tugging at your heartstrings, the ideal match may well be on Maine FarmLink, the Match.com of the Maine agricultural community. Read this before setting your farming fields on fire Practicing controlled burns can help promote new growth, get rid of unwanted brush and in certain circumstances, help control ticks. Baby oil is the secret weapon in combatting annoying black flies Black flies are one aspect of the Maine outdoors that most people would prefer didn’t exist. Mainers actually want this noxious weed to grow on their land Some Mainers feel burdock does not deserve its negative reputation Maine’s skyrocketing electricity prices cost a man $300 a month to keep his indoor garden alive But Corey Pelletier does not want to abandon his hobby. How to protect your dog from tick-borne diseases “Lyme used to be kind of a seasonal issue, and now we test dogs positive for Lyme year-round.” Maine’s push to let lawns grow could create a paradise for the state’s exploding tick population “You need to determine your tolerance for tick numbers versus the amount of wildlife you want.” Keeping ticks out of your yard requires a precise attack plan While it may never be possible to completely eliminate ticks from the landscape, there are steps people can take to help control tick populations. A Maine farmer’s ticks are so bad, she’s going to burn her property Part of Elizabeth Jimenez’s tick management plan is going scorched earth. A common fungus vital for composting is causing drug-resistant lung infections The fungus in question is in the genus aspergillus, a spore-producing mold that is crucial to the composting process. Mainers clean their fiddleheads in many unusual ways Nothing says springtime in Maine quite like freshly foraged fiddleheads. Load more posts Loading… Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.