Category Archives: Farming

Every Maine family needs this guide to get-a-ways and adventures

Jen Hazard has given us a great list of Maine family get-aways and adventures in her book The Maine Playbook, published by Islandport Press. If anyone knows the best places for family get-a-ways and adventures, it’s Jennifer Hazard. Jen, her husband, and their two kids have been traveling the state for years, enjoying our best […]

Maine Farmland Trust launches project to protect wildlife habitat

In the early 1900s, from our Mount Vernon home, you could see farmland for miles around us. Today it’s all woods. That’s one reason I’m excited that Maine Farmland Trust has launched a project to protect farmland, marshes, and other wildlife habitat. “Farmland and marsh habitat are rapidly disappearing,” reports MFT in its spring/summer newsletter. […]

If turkeys are damaging your crops you can kill them

I get lots of complaints from farmers – and even from homeowners – about wild turkeys. Most are not aware that they can kill those turkeys. Here’s that information, from DIFW’s new big game management plan: You can kill any wild turkey if the turkey is in the act of attacking, harassing, or wounding domestic […]