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Liz Crawford of Boone, North Carolina, relaxes in a hammock at Lon Cameron's tiny house Airbnb.
POLL QUESTION

How to try tiny house living in Maine without the commitment

When it comes to the great American dream of owning a home, some people are thinking smaller is better. But is it for everyone?
Jennifer and Nick Charboneau make a toast in the newly expanded pub at Cook's Lobster and Ale House. The modern space features multiple Maine beers on tap and will be open year-round with a limited menu in the winter.
Homestead

Family revives Bailey Island landmarks, makes two dreams come true

A family from Lewiston has taken over the iconic Cook’s Lobster House and the Bailey Island Motel.
FRESH EGGS DAILY

7 tips for successfully transplanting seedlings

Starting seeds indoors is a great way to extend a short growing season, but transplanting seedlings can be challenging for a novice gardener. However, with …
Tom Seymour of Waldo has written several books on foraging, fishing, nature and hiking in Maine.
Outdoors

What to pick, when: Expert forager talks Maine’s wild spring edibles

“I’m convinced that my outdoor lifestyle and my diet of fish, game and native plants contributes to my general health and overall well-being,” Tom Seymour said.
Sam Blackstone of Circle B Farms prepares to go pick up the bean pot for a group lunch at an open house and apple class at his Caribou farm.
Homestead

Can Maine grow more fruit with smaller trees?

After a mild winter, it should be a good year for apple trees in northern Maine.
Maddie DeMoranville, 13, holds a clutch of Mille Fleur bantam chicks on Thursday morning at 4D's Farm in Bradford, where her family raises many chickens and other birds.
Homestead

How a couple of Maine kids will be able to join the backyard chickens movement

BRADFORD | Maddie DeMoranville, 13, knows an awful lot about chickens. For years now, the teen has been pulling her weight and then some …
Wally O'Brien teaches the author's daughter, Zoe, how to operate the loom.
Homestead

A visit with old friends reminded me what the good life is all about

I have visited them many times over the last decade, and sometimes a year or two goes by between visits, but I cherish every time I make my way to their home.
Eric and Annie Woodbury are renovating this old farmhouse on their property in Verona Island. Beside it are a chicken coop and the skeleton of a greenhouse.
Homestead

An international love story, a Maine honeymoon and a different kind of farm

“It was not love at first sight, it was love at last sight,” joked Annie.
MADE IN MAINE

'Garden Guardians:' Maine woman makes the abstract concrete

Valerie McCaffrey is the only artist I’ve ever met that admits to spending 20 years working in the wrong medium. But almost eight years ago she turned in her …
SPEAKING ORGANICALLY

One small Maine town sparking an organic revolution

Ogunquit’s ordinance banning chemical pesticides has been used as a model for other towns and cities in Maine to follow suit and adopt their own …