The Maine
An artful dialogue about the wonders of the state.

Month: November, 2012

Last Haul

photograph by David Wright Hauled the last of our traps ashore yesterday. So long, 2012 lobster season.

We All Have Our Reasons: #21

Recently Overheard in Portland:   Hipster 1: “Why doesn’t LL Bean brew beer?” Hipster 2: “Yeah, that would be really popular…” Hipster 1: “But I guess we know how it would taste–like a boot.” (Overheard by AW at Hilltop Coffee Shop)

Best Auction Win Ever

photographs by Jessica Stammen And as a bonus: lot 71, your choice of any item on the table for $10…

Birds & Bees: Great Cluck Egg Farm

photograph by Winky Lewis text by Sharon Kitchens Dear readers, I have fun news regarding the chickens. Almost all 11 girls are laying big brown eggs. The local market, who is giving me vegetable scraps for them, offered to sell some. Cool! They asked me to slap a label on them, so that meant coming […]

Smoking Seafood Is An Art

originally posted by J.P Fecteau for Ducktrap River Of Maine Around 1979, Des Fitzgerald, the founder of Ducktrap River of Maine constructed his first smoke house, a small building about the size of an outhouse on his property along the Kendall Brook in Lincolnville. He buried an old wood stove in the ground of the […]

Tuesday Tune

photograph and text by Brian Willson What does a Northern Shrike, aka Butcher Bird, sound like? “Beek!” and “Shraa!” We’re entering that time of year when birdsong subsides here on the 44th parallel—or, more accurately, has already subsided. You won’t hear much, outside of our resident chickadees, a feeder finch or two, a few woodpeckers, […]


text by Maria Simpson for Rockport Marine Since our last post, summer has faded into fall, and frantic pace of the ADVENTURESS project has finally slowed down. The work list, seemingly endless and overflowing on yellow legal pads, has been whittled down to a few items. The boat has traveled to the Maine Boats, Homes and […]

Fall Hike

photograph by Jamie Bloomquist

Maine Farmland Trust