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    Homemade Popsicles

    Truth be told, today’s post was supposed to be about beekeeping. I was really looking forward to sharing results from a planned hive inspection yesterday (the second of the year and one during which I half expected to split a hive and install a fourth one), but my bee mentor is not available till tomorrow.… Read on

    Posted: May 22, 2014
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    The Great Cluck Egg Farm Egg CSA

    Back in October, 2012 when I was figuring out what do with all the eggs a couple folks I know suggested I start an egg CSA. The most obvious and brilliant of ideas for the gal who loves hardboiled eggs (I eat one or two a day), but can’t possibly put away eight or nine… Read on

    Posted: May 20, 2014
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    6 simple tips for sustainable living

    Few things frustrate me more than waste. Whether we’re talking about time, brainpower, water, food, or money. With a little planning there are super simple ways to eliminate or decrease waste from our lives. Read on

    Posted: May 15, 2014
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    The Bearded Lady Makes a Fresh and Fun Drink

    I never write about Kickstarter campaigns, but I’m making an exception today. Probably the one and only time.  After the folks behind Pocket Brunch (the now primarily defunct monthly brunch series) sent out a link to the Kickstarter video (check it out here) for Nan’l’s (aka The Bearded Lady) new venture The Jewel Box…well I… Read on

    Posted: May 15, 2014
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    Painting Beehives and Saving Dandelions

    My hives have been buzzing! The thousands of bees that reside in the three hives are, like everyone else, excited about spring. Unlike a lot of folks, they are also excited about those dandelions cropping up here and there. As a matter of fact, I am too! Bring on the dandelions I say! Read on

    Posted: May 9, 2014
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    Spring cooking and farmers markets

    I'm always inspired to eat healthier - better - when I come back from traveling abroad. Three meals a day, no snacking, whole foods - fruits, vegetables, nuts...And each time I long to fill my home with the tastes and aromatic scents of the place I visited. Read on

    Posted: May 6, 2014
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    Maine’s Swarm Team is Catching Honey Bees

    Swarming is honey bees in natural reproduction mode. In the spring when the dandelions start to bloom, and more pollination sources become available, overcrowding happens in a hive, and if swarming plans are not altered, about half a colony of bees and their queen will depart the parent colony to establish a new colony. Read on

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    Posted: April 29, 2014
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    Bringing Art into an Edible Garden

    I enjoy seeing art anywhere, especially when creatively added to an outdoor space. Whether incorporating sculptures or simply painting a picture of a carrot on a wooden board above where the carrots are planted. Read on

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    Posted: April 24, 2014
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    41st Annual Boothbay Harbor Fishermen’s Festival

    That's right lovers of cooked lobster, one of the most exciting festivals of the year is coming up in The 41st Annual Boothbay Harbor Fishermen's Festival planned for the weekend of April 25 - 27. Read on

    Posted: April 22, 2014
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    DIY STITCHING AND SEWING: PART TWO OF TWO

    A quilt is something I consider an heirloom piece - you cherish it and eventually hand it down to the next generation. Quilts are also (in my world anyway) bright and beautiful and can light up not just a room, but those gray days we experience in Maine in January and February. Read on

    Posted: April 16, 2014