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

Tag: backyard

Maine Fiddlehead Frenzy

text by Megan Bedford photographs by Justin Gove I must have been about 16 when it occurred to my father that the proliferate Maine dandelion could be combated by your average household Hoover. In other words, my dad vacuumed our lawn. I can admit (now) that I am a bit jealous I didn’t come up […]


haiku and text by Kristen Lindquist Last week I endured a battery of allergy tests. I thought I was done with all that when I was a kid, when my entire back reacted to almost everything on the scratch test and I had to get allergy shots for years. They seemed to work for a […]

Birds & Bees: Raising Chicks

photographs and text by Sharon Kitchens I decided to keep chickens, because (a) I want the fresh eggs (great nutrition) and (b) they were a much simpler alternative to larger livestock i.e. pigs. The fact that my new (old) farmhouse came with a chicken coop just made the decision that much more obvious. Hey, you […]

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