What vegetable gardening taught me this year

October 18, 2019 4:10 pm
Sarah Walker Caron

We’ve reached that time in the season — the point where we bid goodnight to our garden beds and reflect on the season past. We make mental notes not to repeat the mistakes we made this year. And we begrudgingly pull those plants we carefully tended so that the soil…

I tried to make pallet wood wall art. Here’s how it went.

I see art in everything. I have a blue enamelware spoon hanging on the wall of my kitchen. A cleaned…

October 16, 2019 10:11 am

The basics of shearing an Angora rabbit

Raising Angora rabbits for wool is a lucrative, easy way to generate high-quality fiber. Certain kinds of Angora rabbits --…

October 15, 2019 9:00 am

How to safely introduce new chickens into a flock

Photo by Julia Bayly For those of us with backyard chicken flocks, introducing new chickens into the mix can be…

October 11, 2019 9:00 am

Apples are in season and there are so many ways to use them

Apples, apples everywhere! That’s how I’ve been feeling over the last week. My kids brought home two heavy bags from…

October 10, 2019 5:19 pm

Buyers of Maine firewood do have options when they feel cheated

Whether delivered loose or stacked, there are strict Maine laws defining the size of a cord of firewood. In this…

October 10, 2019 9:00 am

There’s a new threat to cruciferous crops in Maine

The tiny lava of the Swede midge can destroy cruciferous crops. For the first time the insect has been confirmed…

October 9, 2019 2:32 pm

I tried to prep my raised bed garden for winter. Here’s how it went.

My community garden bed in all its glory this spring. | Photo by Sam Schipani When I moved to Bangor…

October 9, 2019 9:00 am

How to start homesteading in Maine

A calf comes out from under some trees on a small farm in Levant, Maine. | Photo by Linda Coan…

October 8, 2019 10:44 am

The basics of raising angora rabbits for wool

Photo by Aislinn Sarnacki Angora rabbit wool is prized for its silkiness and warmth. Raising your own Angora rabbits for…

October 7, 2019 4:41 pm

Willingness to open land to hunters connects four new friends and some moose steaks

Seeing moose like this is one of the many reasons to manage land for wildlife. | Photo by Julia Bayly…

October 7, 2019 12:34 pm

I have a bumper crop of cherry tomatoes. Here’s how I’m using them.

Photo by Sarah Walker Caron Was it only a week ago that my fingers dug into the wet, warm soil,…

October 4, 2019 3:12 pm