The Maine
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Tag: backyard

Zucchini Will Not Be Ignored!

photo by Linda Zeigler

Indigo Girls

photographs and experiment by Jess Smith and Trelawney O’Brien When you become bored with your pants, take them off and dunk them in indigo. This is what happens when you accidentally get indigo inside your glove. Blue hand and blueberry tea. Mug by Austin Smith.

Bee Update

photographs and text by Sharon Kitchens I am happy to report all four of my bee hives made it through the winter. Here are a few pics from a quick inspection we did this past weekend. I will continue to feed them a sugar/water mixture until the dandelions appear – so probably another 7 -10 days. […]

Flies and Beetles…

photographs by Justin Gove …the other pollinators.

Backyard Bugs

photographs by Justin Gove

Waiting For Spring

text by Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors editor Polly Saltonstall  As the gentle January snow fell outside, I decide to make a lovely beef stew with carrots and onions from the cold cellar, celery grown in the kitchen window and tomatoes put up last fall. Seems a pity to pollute all that goodness with store-bought […]


text and haiku by Kristen Lindquist I mow the back yard only a few times a season, generally preferring to let the ferns and wildflowers flourish. Yesterday was a mowing day, and at least one creature besides myself seemed grateful for the shorn grass. While I watch from inside single crow calmly picks through mown […]


photographs by Justin Gove Just introduced 10,000 new friends to our backyard:

Maine Farmland Trust