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Day-old chicks cause cute ruckus at Fort Kent farm supply store

Call it a case of extreme carpooling. Bright and early Thursday morning Janice Bouchard was on her way back to Fort …
Roxanne Moore Saucier
FAMILY TIES

207,000 US war dead buried in military cemeteries abroad

State Regent Sandy Swallow’s spring newsletter to Maine Daughters of the American Revolution included an item about a U.S. military cemetery in the Netherlands. Families …
BLOGGING WITH APPLES

Our newest blog: Cooking and gardening on a tiny city homestead

We started blogging in 2014 to detail our attempts to grow our own food and cook homemade meals on a tiny little city homestead. It was a huge challenge, due mostly to our lack of any sort of knowledge!
ROOTED IN ME

What happens when seedlings spend too much time in planters

  As I mentioned a couple weeks ago, we planted our seeds inside in various pieces of trash. Chinese food containers, egg cartons a plastic …
&quotMaine Memories" by John Brunkowski and Michael Closen.

New book explores Maine culture through vintage postcards

With vacation season nearing, a new book that examines Maine culture has just hit stores across the state, highlighting the state through the decades. “Maine …
Wild gathered ramps, distributed by Crown O’'Maine Organic Cooperative, are a seasonal edible.

‘A great spring vegetable’: Ramps, wild leeks season in Maine is on

They are abundant, natural and springing up on plates at bistros, farmers market kiosks and on grocers’ shelves. Ramps, also known as wild leeks, are …
Coffee beans tumble in a high-tech roasting machine at Coffee By Design on Diamond Street in Portland.

Roasting coffee at home now easier than ever

These days it seems you can DIY just about anything. Blogs, videos and articles abound with instructions on how to do everything from building a …
The heavy rust could be easily cleaned off with a wire brush after these tools were submerged for two days in a bucket of white vinegar with 5 percent acidity.
VIDEO

Watch: This DIY way of cleaning rusty tools only takes a trip to the grocery store

Editor’s note: Visual journalist Gabor Degre recently took on a challenge at home: cleaning the rust from old tools he had around. He shares the …
DeepWater Brewing Co. was built in a barn that was built in the early 1700s. The old horse barn, built in traditional post-and-beam construction, was rescued from across the street 30 years ago and moved to the property where it stayed until a few years ago when John Hikade started restoring it for his brewing company.
VIDEO

Family restores 300-year-old barn to house brewery, tasting room

BLUE HILL | The story of DeepWater Brewing Co. began more than 300 years ago in an old horse barn at the top of …
David Yarborough shows some freshly picked fiddleheads at his home in Stillwater.
Homestead

‘Fiddlemainia’: Maine writer plates fiddleheads as feature dish

As a small child, Monroe resident Monty Barrett, who writes under the pen name L.E. Barrett, ate fiddleheads each spring. More than a tasty side …
Roxanne Moore Saucier
FAMILY TIES

UMaine Haskell clan has Revolutionary ancestry

Genealogy made the front page on May 11 in Judy Harrison’s Bangor Daily News article on Johanna Haskell, who is the fifth generation in her …
ROOTED IN ME

Bangor: Time to rethink outdated backyard chicken ban

 At a housewarming recently, I found myself cornering Bangor City Councilor Ben Sprague. I had an important question: What is Bangor’s law regarding backyard chickens …
An elderberry-spiked whiskey cocktail.
Homestead

Feeling ill? Try elderberry.

If you told me I had to pick one herb to take with me to a desert island, I would ask if I could please …
A new bakery called Boulangerie in Kennebunk, named after the French word for &quotbread shop," is set to open in a converted 19th century barn just a few yards off Main Street on May 15.
Homestead

Couple who met at sea come ashore to open bakery in barn

KENNEBUNK | Amy and Zachary Tyson have lived in tighter spaces. Much tighter. The couple met while working aboard private yachts — she was …

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