Category Archives: Festivals

The people behind the plane

Fly-in in Greenville this weekend–it’s all about planes. FLY_180 Gary and Maureen Norris The white Cessna 180 bobs and shifts on the sparkling waters of Moosehead Lake. Gary Norris and his wife Maureen pull their canoe off the pontoons and … Continue reading

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It Takes a Pig

The coals in the pig cooker were snapping, the bonfire hissed and spit, our host cocked his head and said “shhhh, coyotes!” Conversations stilled, and we all smiled. It wasn’t coyotes, it was the kids by the apple tree hooing … Continue reading

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Spring snow, sweet syrup

Boots and shovels then tee shirts and rakes, stoke the stove and open the window, freeze, thaw, freeze, thaw, spring, winter, winter, spring—March in Maine is neither fish nor fowl. “I’m ready for spring,” even the devoted winter fans have … Continue reading

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May Day, May Day

May Day (May 1st) is celebrated in many places around the world. One of the most popularly known May Day traditions is to hang a basket full of flowers and small gifts on a neighbor’s doorknob. The trick is you … Continue reading

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Maine Maple Sunday Syrup. Sweet!

or maple syrup sunday, or sappy Maine syrup, whatever you call it, it is sweet. We burned our evaporator, and so are not boiling today. But they were evaporating at the Painted Pepper Farm in Steuben, Maine. Fiddlers, baby goats, … Continue reading

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