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

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Northern Currency

text by Jonathan Ives photo by Lazy Acres Farm “I can’t believe I’m taking layers off,” I said out loud as I pulled my sweatshirt overhead, throwing it to the grass underneath the staging. “Yeah, it gets pretty hot with the sun on our backs,” Mark said smiling. “It’s hard to believe it’s already the […]

Seasons Of The Farm

photo by Lazy Acres Farm

Making Holiday Candy with Felicia Buck in Aroostook County

text and photographs by Sharon Kitchens of Delicious Musings Can you believe we are already one week into December?!  Time for Americans to consume a ridiculous amount of desserts. These are not your everyday convenience store bought treats, but rarer homemade ones like fruitcake made by your great-aunt and fudge by a friend from farming […]

Snow Storm Harvest

 photograph by North Branch Farm   We did it! In 3 1/2 days with an amazing crew we harvested roughly 7000 lbs of cabbage, 2000 lbs of rutabaga, 5500 lbs of carrots, 700 lbs of turnips, and 400ish lbs of celeriac! With a snow storm to boot. I think we won the harvest marathon. Thank […]

God Bless My Farmers

ironmantra by Shannon Thompson Been a while since I did a food post, mainly because no one wants to read about how to eat chunks of tofu dipped in soy sauce standing over the stove picking the broccoli out of the steamer with burning fingers, followed by two bowls of granola with hemp milk in bed. […]

We All Have Our Reasons: #562

Linda Zeigler recently reminded us of the sweetness of berry season by passing along the two poems below. Pick your own strawberries at one of our favorites, the Sheepscot General Store, “more general than store.”  Thimbleberry One taste and the rest is what came after. Little berry, you’re the flavor of my best, most necessary kiss. […]

Cow Trek

photograph and text by North Branch Farm After spending a few months in the back field with free choice hay and water, the cows made their annual 1/3 mile trek back to a pasture near the barn today. Its good to have them close by again! These are the littlest of the bunch. They are […]

First Annual Maine Chicken Coop Tour

via Sharon Kitchens The First Annual Maine Chicken Coop Tour will be held Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 10AM – 4PM. This self-guided tour will showcase an array of backyard chicken coops that display a variety of construction designs and materials, from recycled to custom designed coops. Inspired by the Funky Chicken Coop Tour in […]

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