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...]
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.
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...]
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...]
The hunt for the elusive fiddlehead fern........ For the last couple of weeks, Bill and I have been in pursuit of the revered Northwoods delicacy, the Fiddlehead Fern. Technically, it is called the ostrich fern. But when it first pops up through the ground, the frond is tightly curled in on itself resembling the head of a fiddle, thus it is referred to as a … [Read more...]
Part 1 – Dandelions.... a spring culinary delight!Dandelions ......weeds or food ..........frugal, nutritious, and tasty! The dandelion... for the keeper of a pristine lawn they are nightmare but for the adventuresome cook, dandelions provide a free, very nutritious vegetable side dish. Dandelions are a seasonal treat with a short window of opportunity to harvest. Fresh, … [Read more...]
The Wilderness Wife Blog is a lifestyle blog. It's a blog written for families and is full of recipes, holiday ideas, family fun, pets, and info about my home state of Maine. I have years of experience as a working wife and mother and I want to impart what I have learned to young families giving them resources to use on their journey through this life.Join us in our … [Read more...]