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...]
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.
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...]
They're back.....the hummingbirds! And they are hungry! I stepped out onto the back porch last Wednesday and I got dive bombed by a overzealous hummer! He came right at me and hovered about a foot away checking me out. I was wearing a bright red shirt and he must have thought I was a humungous flower loaded with nectar. Sorry little birdy! I'm not that sweet. We have had a … [Read more...]
Disclosure - Compensation was provided by Gulf Electricity for this post but the opinions expressed are my own, and any compensation I receive never influences my honest appraisal of any product or sponsor. When I think of Gulf, I immediately think gas and oil. I have been a user of Gulf petroleum products since I first started driving (and we will not discuss how long ago … [Read more...]
The Seasons of the North Maine Woods This is a photo gallery of seasons in the North Maine Woods starting with spring and spanning until through to winter. … [Read more...]
Maine's Majestic Mount Katahdin Majestic Mount Katahdin and the mountains of Baxter State Park, the "Forever Wild" gift of Governor Percival Baxter to the State of Maine can be viewed from this scenic turnout on I-95 North a few miles north of the Medway, Maine exit. It's a lovely spot to picnic as the state has set up a number of picnic tables and has a nice paved parking … [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 … [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...]
Monday, Monday........... it's Monday in Maine! Starting this week, I'll be doing a Monday feature called "It's Monday in Maine". Posts will be all about this amazing state, so I look forward to sharing beautiful Maine with you. When most people think of Maine, they think of lobsters, lighthouses and our rocky coast. And the Maine coast is both beautiful and rugged but … [Read more...]
Over at the Live and Love Outloud Blog they are hosting a really fun Fall Photo Challenge this month. I stumbled across it while surfing a link party (love 'um - you never know what you will discover!) and I decided to join. I have missed a couple of weeks but I'm starting this week with the "Yellow/Light" Theme and when I was going through my photos I thought of my lovely … [Read more...]