Archive for December, 2010

Maine Real Estate Broker, Blogger Posts From 175 Mile An Hour Train.

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Our train is heading from Amsterdam after an 186 mile per hour earlier zip trip from London. Today’s train taking us to Paris on a family vacation. The use of bikes, efficient use of trains and more sensitivity to the environment / resources hits me as more evident on this vacation. Holland is more than […]

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Active Rain Blogger Andrew Mooers Hosts MeInMaine Blog.

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Moonlighting, extra jobs to round out the process of promoting Maine, getting the word out about the Pine Tree State, Vacationland up here in the right hand corner of the country. For years MeInMaine author yours truely has been a member of the Active Rain blog network. And if you follow the MeInMaine blog posts, […]

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Living Off Grid In Maine, Anywhere.

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You don’t get a monthly power utility bill when you live off grid in Maine. Your lifestyle changes in a good way and it is a decision, self inflicted choice these days. In Daniel Boone’s era or when Martha and George Washington sat down for dinner at the Whitehouse with candle light, it was not. […]

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Maine Christmas Is A Sense Of Community, Connection.

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Over the holidays in Maine open horse sleigh rides, singing Christmas carols outside friends and neighbor homes and home made food deliveries happen. Christmas is family and traditions at home, in communities, at church or school. And very hard for anyone that lost a loved one, with anyone that is missing this holiday season. Had […]

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Maine Blog Posts, Other Interesting News From Vacationland.

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The MeInMaine Blog posts try to hit on the nooks, crannies, neat people and places in the Pine Tree State, Vacationland. Like this blog post on living off grid in Maine on a private island. Maine is a four season area with self sufficiency, free thinking and hard work the fiber of the fewer but […]

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Heated Maine House With Wood For Years…

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The trips to the Maine family woodlot to collect the winter’s fuel source was a fall tradition. Loading up a farm truck with five to six cords of woods was a habit many had in Maine when the price of heating oil soared. Lots of work to heat with wood from cutting trees, sawing up […]

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Maine Tree Growth Tax Law…How Does It Work?

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You have a woodlot in Maine, land that has timber growing on it like tree farming. But not the Christmas tree kind of farming where small seedlings are planted one thousand or twelve fifty to the acre in grid fashion by man. We talking at least ten acres of land to qualify for the Maine […]

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(Replacing Item On Shelf) Dad, That Is Not Worth Six Barrels Of ME Potatoes.

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The real value of a dollar is learned at an early age in Maine when kids pick potatoes to earn that money with hard manual labor. Something just handed over, given to you or that falls in your lap does not have the same meaning, value as anything purchased with money you worked hard to […]

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A Simple Walk Around A Maine Town Is Always An Experience.

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Nothing rejuvenates like walking around a Maine town. And it does not have to be a sea coast town dripping with clever tourist charm, all the extra presentation effort to lure you in to a shop.To cause you to open up your wallet or purse.And leave a few Benjamins behind to support the local Maine […]

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