These bran and oatmeal muffins are a great way to start the day These are wicked wholesome what with bran, oats and molasses. by Sandy Oliver, Taste Buds 50 mins agoApril 21, 2021 How to make cut flowers last longer by Sam Schipani 6 hours agoApril 21, 2021 How to shop sustainably for children’s clothing by Sam Schipani April 20, 2021April 20, 2021 Now is the time to prepare your pets for when you leave them for the day by Julia Bayly 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 This corn pudding recipe from Brownie is ripe for tinkering by Sandy Oliver, Taste Buds This zesty pasta sauce is the dish you want to try this weekend Those dark blemishes in eggs are called ‘blood spots,’ and they’re fine to eat What you need to know about air fryers, the latest trendy kitchen tool GARDENING Skip the wooden raised bed garden and try one of these alternatives this summer by Sam Schipani If you have never grown ornamental plants before, here are some easy ones to start with Crocuses are suddenly popping up in surprising spots Get your questions answered about spring gardening at this event 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 This traditional vegetable casserole will liven up your dinner table by Sandy Oliver, Taste Buds This buttermilk bread is sure to draw a hungry crowd by Sandy Oliver, Taste Buds Leftover potatoes? Make this easy traditional Irish dish by Sandy Oliver, Taste Buds This will be the worst summer for browntail moth activity in Maine in over a century Not only are officials predicting more moths this summer, but the range has also expanded. Here’s how to match your spring planting with last year’s cover crop That cover crop you planted last fall did its job. But now what? That’s an important question for gardeners. Fortunately, you have options. White pine is a delicious herbal remedy you can make at home White pine trees boast various elements that are packed with vitamin C, perfect for tackling coughs and colds. 4 things you need to know before you stock your pond with fish One thing to keep in mind is once you stock your pond, there’s a very good chance you are going to have competition for those fish from predators. When you see a honeybee swarm, call in a swarm catcher It can look like something out of a B-movie — tens of thousands of honeybees flying in a giant whirling cloud before landing on a tree branch or other object and forming a massive, buzzing ball. These habits will help you improve focus over time You can practice focus much like you would exercise and develop the fitness of that mental muscle. Painting your door a fun color can be a savvy real estate decision Punchy shades can brighten your life and even make your home more attractive on the market. If you have goats, they probably have lice Be assured: goat lice do not like humans. How to regain focus when you’re stressed out Even a few simple changes can improve focus in stressful times. Barn cats are the homesteading partners you didn’t know you need While not all felines are cut out to be barn cats, for those that prefer the solitary life away from human companionship, the relationship between homesteader and cat can be quite mutually beneficial. How to make the best possible grilled cheese, according to sandwich experts Sandwiches may seem simple, but they offer infinite variation for home cooks looking to spice up their lunches. How to make sure your pet is found when it goes missing A GPS tracking device is just one way to keep track of pets and find them if they wander off or are taken. How to choose the most profitable livestock for a farm When selecting what varieties to raise, farmers and homesteaders are wise to consider profitability as well as which livestock can help feed a family with the least cost. 5 sandwich hacks from Maine’s best delis Even the most simple peanut butter and jelly or grilled cheese can be made to taste gourmet with a few simple adjustments. The Bee Whisperer is now teaching beekeeping online “We need bees and beekeepers and I will keep doing what I can to ensure that need is met,” Peter Cowin writes. Load more posts Loading… Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.