Posts Tagged ‘maine farming’

Food Insecurity, What Does It Mean To Mainers?

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Food insecurity, what do the two words mean if you live in Maine? Well for starters, the first time I heard the expression “food insecurity” I did not think about not having enough or any. But where did the food come from and what was it sprayed with, how was it handled by field workers, […]

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Two Breakfast Eggs Over Easy, Four Strips Of Bacon, Pancake Stack….

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Breakfast for a Maine potato warrior. A fall harvest worker needs a solid breakfast food fortification under his or her belt to do the day justice. Lots of snacks. The same attention given to the hearty sandwiches produced in the early morning dark to head to the fields. Hard physical labor helping area Maine potato […]

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Maine Farms, Open House Tours of 112.

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What is it like to work, live on a Maine farm? Open house tours on 112 Maine farms happens July 24th through out the sixteen counties of Vacationland. The 22nd year of celebrating the rural farming in Maine flavor to the public is called “Open Farm Day”. Maine farming is not just potatoes, blueberries, grains […]

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Up At 5Am And The Maine Farm Cows Waiting.

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Sliding out of bed, throwing on some barn clothes and heading out to feed, water the Maine farm animals. Early morning is the best time of day, unless you stayed up too late the night before. The Maine farm critters needing grain, hay and some fresh water because they drink but don’t drive a lot. […]

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Buying A Maine Farm, What Resources, Help Is Out There To Make The Purchase?

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As a kid you spent time on your grandfather, grandmother’s Maine farm summers, thought some day this was going to be for you. But with the cost of buying that Maine farm, the dream has gotten a little faded. Harder to see, hear on the mental projector playing on the back of the inside of […]

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Maine Weather, Growing Season… Topic Of Conversation But Not Concern.

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Maine weather. It changes quickly. Is anything but ho hum, boring. Get asked a lot to describe the weather, how long the growing season in Maine is. For current weather in Maine, visit the NOAA site. And another site to check out on Maine weather history on storms, rainfal, snow, drought. The Maine growing season, […]

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Maine, Using Farm Machinery Ready To Break. How To Jerry – Rig Repair.

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During lean years on a Maine farm, any farm, means cruises of the facility looking for slack happen frequent, daily. When the weather is against you, the crop or critter market price low, the expenses can eat you up. And when machinery breaks down, hay wire, bailing twine, duct tape and a welder can patch […]

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Watch A Maine Farmer’s Market Video.

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Locally grown Maine food, produce and fruit that comes from an area farm is healthy, economical, a fun social event. Watch the Maine farmers market video. Houlton Maine has a downtown Market Square outdoor farmer’s market to make it easy to feed your family the right stuff. Local Maine farming is good for families. You […]

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Alcohol Consumption Growing Up On A Maine Farm…Wasn’t Really There.

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As a kid helping out, growing up on a Maine farm, alcohol was not preached as evil. Wasn’t prevalent or part of the childhood. Maybe it was because my Dad’s brother, Uncle Bud was a professional alcoholic. Had eight wonderful kids, but only stopped drinking when he stopped breathing, was dead. Maybe that is why […]

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On A Maine Farm, You Grow Up But Never Lose The “Farmer” Part.

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Maine youth working in Aroostook County farm fields learn work ethic early on, watching their brothers and sisters and parents toil in the sun, a labor of love, survival.

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