This post is a sponsored post in collaboration with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Although I was compensated for this post all thoughts and opinions are mine. Wilderness Camping in the North Maine Woods can be the ultimate family vacation - AllinfortheMaineOutdoors Do want to give your family the ultimate outdoor vacation? Then pack up the … [Read more...]
Homemade Hummingbird Food Recipe
The hummingbirds are back looking for my hummingbird food recipe! My homemade hummingbird food recipe must be the favorite in the entire neighborhood. I know I am not the only person around here that feeds the hummingbirds but this morning my feeder was empty after only 2 days. In addition to that, I see them out here fighting over the feeder. Now I am not going to … [Read more...]
Grammy Mouse, Maine Folk Artist
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...]
Fiddleheads and Spring –it’s a Northwoods tradition!
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...]
As Promised….Fiddlehead Recipes!
Consider this the definitive Northwoods Fiddlehead Cookbook! Fiddlehead Casserole This 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 … [Read more...]
In Search fo the Elusive Fiddlehead Fern
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...]
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 our home state of Maine. Sheryl, the family matriarch, has years of experience as a working wife and mother and wants to impart what she has learned to young families and especially working moms, giving them resources to use … [Read more...]