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, uncle,...