Monthly Archives: January 2018

Did the winter cold kill the bugs?

Remember that cold snap? Those week long Arctic temperatures when it was below zero and a ‘warm up’ was 12 or 13?  How could you forget it? Were you one of the unlucky ones who lost power and had no way to keep warm? You might think little good could come out of those long […]

Are we turning into plastic people?

Did you ever stop to realize how many products in your house now come in plastic?  I realized this when I saw that a lot of what I haul to the transfer station to recycle is plastic. Look in our fridge and you’d see a plastic V-8 bottle, jam bottle, yogurt containers, lettuce containers, a […]

Should you or shouldn’t you?

Here is something you might have missed while celebrating the New Year.  Did you know that Maine garden centers can no longer sell plants that are considered to be invasive here? So what are these  invasive plants you can’t buy anymore? We finally found the list after some wandering around on; that website is […]

Beat the winter this week!

Here’s a way to beat the winter this week. If you have a big garden, own some woods, grow vegetables and flowers that you sell at a farmers’ market, or just like to garden, then you might want to drop by the 2018 Maine State Agricultural Trades Show in Augusta at the Civic Center starting Tuesday, […]