I was never that much of a nature girl when I was growing up, I guess. I always loved animals, but I don’t think anyone in my family would have guessed that I would grow up, quit a hard-earned administrative job, and become a homesteader. My husband and I have a small-but-growing-more-efficient-by-the-day homestead, and we’ve […]
Once I started vegetable gardening, I was hooked. Gardening changed me as a person and helped me gain a greater respect for Nature, but it also showed me just how delicious fruits and vegetables straight from your own garden could taste.
Recently, Maine has been getting some bad press, and I don’t think it’s fair. In a segment comparing Governor LePage to Donald Trump, Samantha Bee from TBS dissed our state, calling us “the unheated crawl space between Quebec and New Hampshire where America hides its heroine,” and Five Thirty Eight noted our struggling economy and our […]
It turned chilly outside this week. After a very long and very hot summer, you would think I would be thankful. I am, after all, a Texas girl who moved to Maine, in part, to escape the heat. But, today, I feel the melancholy—the melancholy for summer that I feel in Maine more than anywhere […]