Unique and Fun Garden Decorations .........and Cheap! It's time to dress up the garden with some new decorations. I am way behind with my gardening this year as this spring has been a really wet one. We had snow still on the ground a month ago and now we are in full blown northern Maine Mud Season. But I can't put the process off any longer so as soon as the rain stops … [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.
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...]
4th of July Patriot Pie – Apples, Blueberries, Raspberries – Yum!
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...]
How to Handle a Power Outage
This post has been sponsored by Duracell Coppertop Batteries but the opinions expressed are my own and are not influenced by their sponsorship. Power Outage - 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 known as The North Maine Woods. We lose power quite often and the outages can … [Read more...]
Garden Planning Begins
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 Road Trip to Washington County & the Downeast Coast
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 … [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...]
My Winter Herb Garden…Deep asleep!
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...]
Which Came first..The Chicken or the Fresh Eggs?
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 … [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...]