Archive for June, 2011

The Maine Cow’s Name Is Charlie.

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On the way to Drews Lake since last fall, I have noticed a small black and white holstein Maine cow grow up alone. For starters I am used to calves coming in to the world around northern Maine in the early spring, actually late winter. Timed to arrive to maximize the weight that calf can […]

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When You Live In Maine, You Are So Spoiled.

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Vacationland is what is stamped on the bottom of every Maine license plate and yes we are so spoiled to live in a four season outdoor paradise. Most Mainers are pretty darn excited, grateful to be so close to natural unspoiled resources. But it is easy to fall in to a false security, lull of […]

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Asked Often In Maine, Are We Near Canada?

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To be on the US Canadian border is neat, special and the question comes up regularly “how close” are we to the country with the great hockey players waving the red maple leaf flag proudly. This image pretty much sums it up. I listed a Hodgdon Maine farm property yesterday and one photo can spell […]

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Maine State Soap Box Derby Race In Houlton ME Video

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The weather was wet, the enthusiasm of the Maine State Soap Box Derby Racers hot in Houlton ME’s 2011 running. Tech day to make sure all the stock and superstock cars were safely put together by driver and his or her support team happened Friday. The video background sound from the hail on the Millar […]

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Maine Soap Box Derby Race This Weekend In Houlton ME

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Boys and girls 8 to 17 from around Maine will be climbing in to soap box derby kit cars this weekend in Houlton Maine for the big state race. The thrill of the hill, to pick up speed when the gate ramp launch is released, and gravity kicks in. Think it is exciting? If you […]

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Building A Better Truck To Haul Maine Potatoes To Market.

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If you worked at an over the road big truck company, building a better vehicle that sold more units would be the goal. To get that better truck designed, built you had best be very curious. Asking the truck drivers who live in those 18 wheelers what they like. What they don’t. About the rig […]

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The Maine Maple Tree, 75 Feet Of Rope, A Bike With Training Wheels.

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The long driveways at the Maine farm I grew up on are lined with large mature maple trees. The buildings are set off the road. And one day as a very young boy growing up on that Maine farm I may have lamented that my bike with the training wheels was too slow. Watching my […]

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Ultralight In Maine, No, Not Talking A Skinnier You, ME.

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Ever been for a ultra light air plane ride? You might think no one is getting me up in a small aluminum tubular toy airplane with some canvas stitched on the wings and powered by a Rotax air cooled snowsled engine. But you calm down a little when you learn the safety is there. With […]

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