How farmers can start an estate plan

April 27, 2020 2:50 pm
Sam Schipani

Stewart Smith the owner of Lakeside Family Farm in Newport in the farm's potato storage and packing facility. | Photo by Gabor Degre Planning for the end of your life can be intimidating. When you are a farmer, your business is not only your livelihood and your passion, but, often,…

Julia Watkins on her empowering guide to low-waste living

In the age of the coronavirus, living simply and well is more than just a matter of principle -- it…

April 27, 2020 2:30 pm

6 things aging farmers can do today for their health and safety

Robert Elwell (left), 87, talks to Derek Jones, 21, at Elswell's Unity dairy farm. | Photo by Bridget Brown Aging…

April 26, 2020 2:30 pm

How Maine’s homesteaders were — and weren’t — prepared for the coronavirus

The changing world while COVID-19 sickens more people has left many Mainers at once panicked and adrift, shopping for shelf-stable…

April 26, 2020 9:00 am

If you run out of toilet paper, here’s what you can use instead

With the novel coronavirus at pandemic levels, everyone has been stockpiling for the Centers for Disease Control’s recommended social distancing,…

April 25, 2020 2:30 pm

Tips from Maine’s homesteaders on how to survive social distancing

Isla Hughes, 6, shows her drawing to her sister Etta Hughes, 11, and parents Ethan Hughes, 48, and Sarah Wilcox-Hughes,…

April 25, 2020 9:00 am

How to make bone broth

Boiling broth filled with turkey bones, cilantro and other herbs and vegetables. | Photo by Bridget Brown Bone broth is…

April 24, 2020 2:30 pm

How the coronavirus pandemic has changed homesteaders in Maine

John Twomey and his partner Leigh Norcott at their Montville homestead. | Photo by Gabor Degre While daily life for…

April 24, 2020 9:00 am

The best ways to save energy during the coronavirus pandemic

Tom Wojcik of Upright Frameworks demonstrates how to caulk a window for Brunswick Junior High School students, who were helping…

April 23, 2020 2:30 pm

How to safely plan a home birth during a pandemic

Ashley Sield holds her newborn baby boy, Alakai Orion, after giving birth at home in Dresden in December 2018. Maine…

April 23, 2020 9:00 am

How to save money during the coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus has people anxious about more than just their health. The pandemic has had a profound impact on the…

April 22, 2020 2:30 pm

How to feed yourself if you lose power

Power outages are always inconvenient. But during a pandemic — when the state is under a stay-at-home order and people…

April 22, 2020 9:00 am