Lose power much?

Lose power much?

  Lose power much? We seem to lose power a lot more here than when we lived in upstate New York.  We seem to have lost power routinely several times a year since we moved here nearly 20 years ago. Twice I remember losing power in upstate NY during the 30 years we...
What’s up with our oceans?

What’s up with our oceans?

What is happening to our ocean? I never recall these weird changes with the ocean when we were younger, do you? Were we missing something? Let’s look at what we all know is happening.We’ve heard a lot of talk about sea level rise. Portland has seen some of its streets...
Banned from the game?

Banned from the game?

Roundup and its main ingredient, glyphosate now have yet another strike against them. You would think this stuff would be out of the game by now, but Roundup is still the most used product of its kind in America and in the world. The newest strike? Roundup can...
Are we becoming plastic people?

Are we becoming plastic people?

Did you ever stop to realize how many products in your house now come in plastic?  I realized this when I saw that a lot of what I haul to the transfer station to recycle is plastic. Look in our fridge and you’d see a plastic V-8 bottle, jam bottle, yogurt containers,...

Should you or shouldn’t you?

Here is something you might have missed while celebrating the New Year.  Did you know that Maine garden centers can no longer sell plants that are considered to be invasive here? So what are these e invasive plants you can’t buy anymore? We finally found the list...
Beat the winter this week!

Beat the winter this week!

Here’s a way to beat the winter this week. If you have a big garden, own some woods, grow vegetables and flowers that you sell at a farmers’ market, or just like to garden, then you might want to drop by the 2018 Maine State Agricultural Trades Show in Augusta at the...
Start from where you are

Start from where you are

The end of another year and I reflect on what we have done this past year, especially what we have done for others. I know one of the greatest gifts we can give our children and those we love and everyone, for that matter, is to leave the Earth as free from our own...
A Maine Christmas the way life used to be

A Maine Christmas the way life used to be

  What was Christmas like in Maine years ago when few had electricity?  Were Maine Christmas celebrations different back then?   Robert Tristan Coffin, Maine Pulitzer Prize winning poet, looked back on his boyhood Christmases around 1900 when every aunt,...

A present for spring, summer and fall

Want an offbeat gift that will make your life and your family’s easier next spring, summer and fall? Then you might want to think about this. If your neighbors use a lawn or garden service, you may want to know what is being sprayed or dumped on their lawns and...
When a super moon is really super

When a super moon is really super

Tomorrow at 3:45 am you can see the latest ‘super moon.’ although it rises here at 4:38 pm this afternoon. I had never heard the term, ‘Super Moon’, until a few years ago, maybe that’s because it comes from astrology. A super moon appears only 10-14% larger than your...