Archive for February, 2011

The Maine Postman Dropped Off A Spring Seed, Nursery Catalog.

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Late Winter in Maine is a time you begin to think of spring vegetable seed planting. Being on your knees in the spring fertile, tilled orange brown dirt. As the winter sun lingers longer over Vacationland each day, peat pots in the kitchens of Maine households begin to germinate. Popping up despite a snow storm […]

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Maine 91% Wooded, Burning Firewood Nothing New.

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Fires at night at a lake camp in Maine with friends around it are a common past time. Talking, gazing as the flame dances, crackles and gives off all those positive ions. You can detach, dream, and bath in the heat, the glow. And enjoy friendship with others around that fire. While your kids play […]

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Maine, It Changes Your Life.

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If I could only live in Maine full time, if I could get the other half to move to Vacationland, etc. Hear those heavy sighs, regrets, laments every day. The attraction is the many sides of Maine from rugged rock bound coastal scenes with lighthouses, freshly caught lobster and steamed clams. Or the thousands of […]

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Early Maine Snow Sledding, Ride For One Hour, Tinker For Two.

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As a kid in Northern Maine, snow sledding exploded in popularity in the 1960’s, early 1970’s with a variety of colors, styles, flavors of snowmobiles. During a better than average Maine potato year, my parents bought a Johnson Skee Horse which was some kind of fast on hard packed surfaces. But venture out in to […]

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Would You Like To See Acadia National Park In Maine By Horse Carriage Ride?

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At a recent Houlton Maine Rotary club meeting, the guest speaker was a local attorney who runs a successful family horse business called Carriages of Acadia. Horse drawn carriage tours of the Acadia National Park’s roads ways are very popular with Maine tourists traveling to Vacationland. With around 100 cruise ships parking off the Maine […]

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Think Not Being In Debt Means You’re Wealthy?

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You believe if you had a break even year, that makes you a winner, happy, content. If you are grateful you are rich. Wealth is not measured in dollars. It’s your health, your kid’s and family being in the pink, fit as a fiddle. And you are beyond just physically ship shape with all those […]

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If There Was A Snow Plowing World Olympics, Maine Would Win.

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The gold medal or the world’s best snow removal by states, local municipalities and individual home owners would go to Maine if there was a national event to compete in. Efficient dealing with the white stuff that blankets Vacationland is a given in Maine. Each winter, we all pray for snow in Maine because the […]

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IBU World Cup Biathlon In Maine.

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Despite a little new snow beyond the weatherman’s predictions, headed the jeep north to Presque Isle Maine for IBU World Cup Biathlon fun this weekend. Amazing to watch cross country world class skiiers from around the world, target practicing and a blur around the loop at the Nordic Heritage Center in Aroostook County. Watch the […]

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Maine, Vacationland, Many Parts Not That Old.

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When you go through the history books Maine does not come up as anything but a Massachusetts extension until 1820, the year we became a state. You think of the original New England states and Maine sticks out like a green thumb up here in the right hand corner. Many parts of Maine are not […]

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New Fresh White Powder Snow Hits Maine.

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The Maine snowmobile industry, down hill and cross country ski concerns plus motel, restaurant and gas stations are excited when a new white blanket covers the local landscape. Snow means money much in the way that sunny summer weather plants the seed that you want an ice cream from the local dairy bar. In areas […]

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