Archive for January, 2014

Maine Woodstoves, Especially The Ones For Cooking Are Near, Dear.

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When winter happens in Maine, the locals take it all in stride. It is just another of the four seasons. And preparing for winter, a season ahead. With wood delivered tree length out back like giant pretzel stick mountains. Piled high, processed slowly. What can go wrong cutting your Maine woodlot? If you don’t take […]

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A Maine Town, Like A Large Family Living In A Small Home.

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When you are lucky enough to live in a small Maine town, what Vacationland is, spread out rural communities, it is like one big family. All crowded into one house. Not always happy. Lots of wide open space outside. Special considerations on the inside for cramped quarters and everyone knows your business. Or thinks they […]

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Looking For The Best Chowder, Soup, Stews Made In Maine Recipes?

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When the temperature goes down, the thought of lets make a hearty Maine chowder, soup, stew takes over. Something that does not happen, come to mind when out on your open deck in front of a Maine lake sunset. After a picture perfect, sunshine high over head summer breeze day. Swilling a barley pop or […]

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Maine Wells, Water, (Slurp, Gurgle, Chug) Tell Me About H2O.

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Maine wells, the water in Vacationland, how does it measure up to other places? In the top three for questions I hear daily in my paying job as a Maine real estate broker, well water is a big part of the buzz, rattle and hum. Often because the water where the real estate buyer out […]

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Visit The Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum In Littleton Maine.

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When you live in Aroostook County, farming is part of the rich heritage. All types of farming and the advances made over the years on display at the Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum in Littleton Maine. If you have never been to a SAAM bean supper, enjoyed socializing, hearing farm stories or touring the newest antique […]

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Your Best Friend, Partner, Family Member Has Cancer, What Do You Learn?

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Like most awful things that can happen in life, we tend to avoid thinking about them. Because we “feel lucky today” as Mary Chapin Carpenter sings. Kid like super hero protected and pretty much bullet proof. Believing that the gruesome, painful only happens to other people in the news. Far away, in books and movies. […]

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Free Thinking, Open Minded, Simple Living In Maine.

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Standardized educational systems, the classroom approach to mass assemble what’s important in our society is one hot Maine potato. How to “build” from the cradle, as a young grasshopper all the way up to a responsible, community minded, self supporting, contributing adult. But like a new video game that initially challenges to stimulate but shortly […]

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Here They Come, The Seed Catalogs For Spring Garden Planting.

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Excitement, anticipation builds as right on time, the seed catalogs for spring garden planting show up in Maine. One by one the mail carrier delivers from the leather heavy pouch he totes the here and there, food for thought in the what to plant. The Troy-bilt rototiller is parked. Waiting, thirsty to be gurgled with […]

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The Weekend Is Coming, You Need Maine Snow Sledding, Snowmobile Trail Reports.

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What are the Maine snow sled, snowmobile ITS trails like in Northern Maine? It is no secret Maine takes how it grooms Maine snow sled trails pretty serious. And the local towns, folks all pitch in, roll out the red carpet. To make sure you feel like a VIP when you trailer and drop or […]

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Drama, Reality Television Programming Has Been Around Awhile.

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Who was following the original reality day to day life programming was pretty apparent in earlier days. Look for the guy or gal that had purple ears, got their news on the grapevine at the watering hole. Gossip, misinformation and other times deadly accurate details were part of the social banter. And if a person […]

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