Vandals destroy hives housing a half-million bees at Albion honey business Each pallet held four hives and each hive housed between 50,000 and 60,000 bees. by Julia Bayly 8 hours agoJune 27, 2022 Maine’s black fly season is now all summer long by Julia Bayly 23 hours agoJune 26, 2022 If you can’t afford new lumber, here’s how to safely reuse your old wood by Julia Bayly June 26, 2022June 25, 2022 How to avoid poisoning yourself while mushroom foraging in Maine by Aislinn Sarnacki Business is booming for Maine hot sauce makers during nationwide Sriracha shortage by Julia Bayly This boozy ‘granny drink’ is perfect for a hot summer day by Sandy Oliver, Taste Buds Dandelions are so much more than just a weed by Julia Bayly This is the biggest mistake first-time gardeners make when mulching by Sam Schipani FARMING Maine’s vegan farms spend up to a year creating compost free of animal waste by Julia Bayly Try these alternatives to wood for creating a chicken coop Sorry, but that owl decoy isn’t going to stop critters from destroying your crops As America’s farmland changes hands, we face an impending crisis GARDENING This simple trick could rid you of your weed woes for good by Sam Schipani These 4 pests can cause early damage to your garden crops 8 cheap garden trellises you can make yourself Even the worst gardeners can grow these vegetables in Maine environment Maine attorney general is close to releasing legal ‘roadmap’ for PFAS lawsuits by Kevin Miller, Maine Public Disease-carrying ticks can survive the Maine winter under the right conditions PFAS contamination Feds to analyze health risks from PFAS in Fairfield area FOOD You don’t need to spend $45 to get a good lobster roll by Abigail Curtis What to do with a surplus of fresh eggs besides give them away For some invasives, if you can’t beat them, eat them If you love the taste of gin, go pick some juniper berries right now SANDY OLIVER’S RECIPES This fruit chutney is easily customizable — and has a spicy kick by Sandy Oliver, Taste Buds Keep these ingredients on hand to have finger food ready all summer by Sandy Oliver, Taste Buds You don’t need mayonnaise to make this potato salad by Sandy Oliver, Taste Buds MORE HOMESTEAD NEWS 6 ways to make your own backyard fire pit Nothing makes a summer evening better than sitting around a backyard fire pit, roasting marshmallows and telling stories. Use this duct tape trick to protect yourself from tick bites It looks silly, sure. But it’s better than getting Lyme disease. Maine farmers heartbroken after EPA admits that almost no amount of PFAS is safe Farmers worry the EPA’s advisory could just be deflecting a larger problem, as it only specifies two forever chemicals. Maine family overwhelmed after goat births rare quintuplets Mark and Katrina Cayer’s mini-Nigerian goat, Violet, gave birth to quintuplets three weeks ago, which rarely happens. How to grow rhubarb in Maine Here’s what you need to know about growing and harvesting rhubarb. PFAS linked to another health concern for women Women with higher blood concentrations of seven of the most commonly detected PFAS are at greater risk of developing high blood pressure. 6 Maine bugs you can actually eat Curious foragers can enjoy a feast featuring plenty of insects that you can harvest right here in the Pine Tree State. Head north if you want to avoid deer ticks in Maine Since the state’s first reported sighting of a deer tick in 1996 on a red squirrel, they have spread to all of Maine’s 16 counties. How to identify the 15 ticks you can encounter in Maine Finding a tick on your body can be a minor annoyance or a serious health concern depending on what kind it is. How to treat a painful rash caused by the browntail moth caterpillar Browntail moth caterpillars have poisonous, irritating hairs that can cause a blistery rash. Finding this scary-looking bug in Maine’s rivers is a good thing Even though they’re nasty looking, dobsonfly larvae are probably best known as one of the best baits for bass fishing in Maine. Why gardeners need to understand hardening off — and do it Hardening off is the process of gradually bringing seedlings outside in order to adapt them to outdoor conditions. Natural weeding solutions that actually work Every gardener has that one weed that they can never seem to shake, no matter how many times they pull it up. How to handle woodchucks in your garden For gardeners in Maine, one pest threat is the woodchuck. How to save money on gardening supplies In all the excitement, gardeners often wind up spending much more money on gardening supplies than they planned. Load more posts Loading… Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.