Category Archives: Farmers

Finding Wild Miller Farm

It’s another beautiful morning here in Camden, Maine.  I spent a chunk of time on Saturday doing research at the Maine State Library in Augusta.  My reward to myself for six hours at a microfilm reader in Augusta was another … Continue reading

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Cordially Yours

A few weeks ago, I went to Nezinscot Farm in Turner to interview their chef, Ashley Wiencek, about her work in their café kitchen.  I had been to Nezinscot Farm before and had missed the intrigue and magic I found … Continue reading

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In the Public Domain

January is a long month.  In northern New England, it’s 31 days of snow, cold, rain, ice, and other hydrologic formations.  There’s a nostalgic last look at the past year (probably while preparing taxes) and an energetic step forward into … Continue reading

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Garlic Music

If you click on the beautiful image of “Music Garlic” below, courtesy of Whatley Farm in Topsham, you can read everything I’ve written about garlic on this blog. Today is the first day back to work from my two-week vacation … Continue reading

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Signs of the Season

If your garlic looks like this: It’s a sign.  Don’t forget to cut (and use) your garlic scapes!

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Uncle Bob Knows

I just took a quick peek around the internet; imagine my surprise to find the world whining about weather.  “It’s raining!”  “It’s cold.”  “It’s sprinter.” Is my coffee ready yet? The “gooverment” (as O’Pa used to call it) has collected … Continue reading

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The Parch

When I was in college, we had an expression for the phenomenon which occurred the morning after drinking a few too many beers.  You know, that tongue stuck to the roof of your mouth feeling?  The parch. It’s a silly … Continue reading

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Move Along, Move Along

I went to a meeting in the “big city” yesterday; it required spinning around on Satan’s Highway, aka Route 128 in Massachusetts.  I got home after dark. My driveway is big and it has an entrance and an exit, used … Continue reading

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King Solomon’s Beef

This weekend, Uncle Bob and I were talking about the prices of different meats.  I was trying to explain the many benefits of buying local, grass-fed meats versus Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) raised meats.  Uncle Bob could only see … Continue reading

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