This easy dinner roast recipe takes 30 minutes and only uses 1 pan This easy recipe will have you with a great, joyous mess to pile on your plate. by Sandy Oliver, Taste Buds March 30, 2023March 30, 2023 7 tips for fixing your winter-ravaged, ripped up and gravel-filled lawn by Aislinn Sarnacki March 27, 2023March 27, 2023 How to survive mud season in Maine by Julia Bayly March 24, 2023March 23, 2023 Raccoons are the most common source of human exposure to rabies in Maine by Julia Bayly This sticky, gooey dessert will become a family favorite by Sandy Oliver, Taste Buds Add days to your growing season with cold frames by Julia Bayly Another deadly tick-borne disease is now endemic in Maine by Julia Bayly This common household item could rid your houseplants of pests by Julia Bayly FARMING North Haven farm restaurant featured in new Disney+ National Geographic show by Sarah Walker Caron Maine farmers are getting more money to adapt to climate change These Maine kids are learning to milk cows on their vacation How to stop your livestock water from freezing GARDENING Back to the Land by Bangor Metro Try this trick to get pests to leave your crops alone You can plant these seeds outside even during winter Stop mowing your lawn and turn it into an edible paradise environment Maine’s PFAS fight with 3M and DuPont could be long and complex by Michael Shepherd Maine sues 3M and DuPont for PFAS contamination ‘in pursuit of profit’ More Maine moose calves are surviving tick infestations this winter Proposed federal PFAS drinking water standards are more strict than Maine’s FOOD No matter how you tweak it, this butternut bisque recipe is a creamy delight by Sandy Oliver, Taste Buds This party mix will keep you happily snacking even after the game If you love the taste of gin, go pick some juniper berries right now Skip the canned pumpkin puree and make your own instead SANDY OLIVER’S RECIPES A quick way to whip up Irish soda bread for St. Patrick’s Day by Sandy Oliver, Taste Buds These stuffed pork chops can be made on a single sheet pan by Sandy Oliver, Taste Buds This recipe makes a perfect gingersnap cookie with crunch and a tender crumb by Sandy Oliver, Taste Buds MORE HOMESTEAD NEWS Vegetarian recipes for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration Irish cuisine isn’t typically welcoming to vegetarians, but with these recipes, you can still enjoy a hearty feast. Now is the time to prune your fruit trees Pruning your fruit trees this time of year presents less danger of interfering with the plant’s natural hardiness. How I grow my bee colonies so that I have enough to sell “By mid-April, my colonies will be buzzing with bees that will need more room to expand even faster.” Before Hollywood discovered the ‘Cocaine Bear,’ northern Maine had the OUI goat In 1986, a religious fraternal ceremony, alcohol and a goat combined for one of Fort Kent’s most memorable arrests. Try these excellent enchiladas with your roast chicken leftovers Enchiladas are a great way to make the chicken taste really differently and downplay the leftover aspect of it. It’s not pleasant but bed bugs are part of Maine life Bed bugs are small, flat insects found all over the world that feed exclusively on the blood of sleeping people and animals. Maine will need weeks to determine impacts of Ohio train derailment on air quality Trace levels of vinyl chloride, which can cause dizziness, nausea and respiratory problems, could be in Maine’s air. Avian flu detected in wild birds in Kennebec County Six hooded merganser ducks were found dead at Mill Stream in Winthrop, and tested positive for H5N1 avian influenza. Mud season is coming this weekend. Here’s how to prepare. Its forecast to be 63 degrees warmer on Friday than it was last weekend in Bangor, and that means a preview of mud season. Ditch the store-bought mix for your own decadent hot cocoa You can customize this decadent hot cocoa recipe any number of ways — with or without spirits. Homemade balsam poplar salve is an old-time ‘universal cure’ with many uses Balsam poplar buds can be used to make oil and salve that has been lauded for years for its healing properties. Rats may already be living in your house this winter Even though you don’t see them over the winter, it does not mean rats aren’t there. Don’t put heat lamps in your chicken coop It can take just minutes for a heat lamp bulb to ignite a coop’s straw bedding. Is it a falling bowling ball? Is it an exploding car? No, it’s a frost quake. Those frost quakes can be powerful enough to crack a paved driveway and sound like an exploding car. Start prepping now for this weekend’s extreme cold When temperatures drop to 30, 40 and 50 below zero, you should be prepared to hunker down at home to avoid frostbite and hypothermia. Load more posts Loading… Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.