The Folk Art of Grammy Mouse Thompson, Maine Folk Artist Who is Grammy Mouse, Maine Folk Artist? Grammy Mouse is the pseudonym that I use for my folk art painting. I am sort of semi-retired from painting and don't paint as often as I used to. There are health reasons that without going into a long detailed explanation involve my asthma, COPD, the medications for those … [Read more...]
All you ever wanted know about Maine and More.......
Maine is a beautiful and diverse state offering a variety of experiences from the seacoast to the Northwoods to lovely rolling farm land. This state is renowned for its seacoast and seafood, but this state is so much more. From lighthouses to loons, a visit to Maine can be the perfect vacation. In the summer, camping in the Northwoods is a wonderful family experience with our pristine lakes and streams. Or if hiking or climbing are your passion, majestic Mount Katahdin is the northern terminus of the Appalachian trail in the middle of "forever Wild" Baxter State Park. For the sportsman, Maine has the best in fishing and hunting on the East Coast. Here in Maine, we have a rich history with an abundance of historical sites and museums. So come enjoy the variety that is the State of Maine. Fall in Maine showcases our stunning foliage, fun fairs and harvest festivals. And Maine winters off offer downhill skiing, cross country skiing and hundreds of miles of snowmobiling trails through the North Maine Woods.
4th of July Patriot Fruit Pie - incredibly delicious with a red, white and blue touch! I always make this recipe on the 4th of July and it's afamily favorite all summer long. But in July the berries are abundant here in Maine, so all the berries are fresh and yummy. And those delicious, fresh juicy berries make this pie the yummiest, plus you have the fun of picking them … [Read more...]
Power Out - It's just part of living in the North Maine Woods Power outages are just part of living here on the edge of the wilderness that is the North Maine Woods. We lose power quite often and the outages can last for a few days, as the majority of the power feedlines run through remote wilderness areas where the chances of a blown down tree increases … [Read more...]
Starting to Plan the Garden & Free Ebook - "Farm to Table Through the Year" It's that time of the year, after the hustle and bustle of the holidays, that those of us who love to garden turn our attention to Spring and the gardening season to come. As I look at my garden blanketed in in snow it seems hard to believe that in a few weeks I will be … [Read more...]
Maine Coast Bound! Last week Bill and I went for a ride to the coast. We headed out to true "Downeast" Maine - Washington County and Machias in particular. After a 2 1/2 hour drive through the country side with its quaint farms, we knew we were getting close when the road started through the Maine Blueberry Barrens. Acres and acres of open blueberry fields, dotted with bee … [Read more...]
Fiddleheads hunting…in search of the elusive but delicious fern!Fiddleheads are one of the joys of spring here in the North Maine Woods. There is a short window of time in the spring when you can find fiddleheads that are prime for eating. If they get to large, they are bitter and definitely not fine dining. If you would like to know more about finding and … [Read more...]
Herb Garden Planning ...I can't Wait! But I guess I will have to because my little raised bed herb garden is deep asleep under a blanket of snow. … [Read more...]
Homemade Boston Baked Beans are far more yummy than canned beans and worth the small extra effort to prepare them. This recipe is all about comfort food. When I was a kid growing up here in New England, every Saturday supper we had beans and franks and brown bread. There is a reason that Boston is referred to often as "Beantown" and this traditional baked bean recipe is the … [Read more...]
There is nothing like having your own fresh eggs from your own backyard flock!Fresh eggs....nothing compares! We have our own chickens and we have them for many reasons. Both Bill and I had small family flocks growing up. Our breed of choice is the Buff Orpington. Right now we have 25 chickens- 23 hens and 2 roosters (Baxter and Charlie) with more on the way. A couple … [Read more...]
Consider this the definitive Northwoods Fiddlehead Cookbook!Fiddlehead CasseroleThis one is just a variation of the old holiday favorite, "Green Bean Casserole"Ingredients:•1 can Campbell's cream of mushroom soup •1/2 cup milk •1 teaspoon soy sauce •4 cups cooked fiddleheads .Fresh coarse ground pepper •1-1/3 cups French's French Fried … [Read more...]