September 5, 2019

My favorite way to preserve vegetables is through fermentation.  This means a lot of sauerkrauts and variations on krauts, as well as a few brine pickles, relishes, and chutneys.  Fermenting is a huge topic that covers a lot of kinds of food preservation and is backed...

March 31, 2019

This time of year, my most frequently asked farm questions are about goose eggs - and my most pressing question, as a goose farmer, is how to use them all!  

Goose eggs are not that different from chicken eggs.  They have a similar flavor, a little bit richer but still...

December 7, 2017

You may not have heard of oxymels, I certainly had not until an herbalist friend of mine mentioned one last fall.  But if you're looking for natural immune-boosting in an easy to put together recipe, they're a great way to get started.

I love Fire Cider and I even did a...

September 6, 2017

September made itself known right away this year.  The last week of August was warm and dry, and on September first a week of rain, wind, and colder temperatures was ushered in.  

We cannot complain about the rain, however.  Midcoast Maine is still in a moderate dr...

August 22, 2017

It has been a rush of harvesting and preserving on the farm lately!  The turn from high summer growth to early autumn collection has come quickly and completely.  

The first root veggies ready for winter storage were carrots and beets.  We put a few rows away in ou...

August 11, 2017

As gardeners know, this time of year is chock full of cooking, canning, preserving, and thinking of all possible ways to use or preserve vegetables.  There are plenty of useful ways to use up zucchinis and blueberries - usually not at the same time! - but this recipe h...

July 20, 2017

The gardening season in Maine goes from nothing to full throttle in a matter of days.  For months you look out the window at snowbanks and wonder if you'll ever plant anything again.  And then for weeks after that you examine the cold soil and the stringy seedlings and...

June 23, 2017

As a farmer raising geese I am frequently asked what to do with goose eggs.  Despite their extra hard white shells and massive size, goose eggs are not so different from chicken eggs.  You can hard boil them, fry them up, or even make deviled eggs.  But there are a few...

June 6, 2017

This time of year folks who keep chickens, ducks, geese, or other poultry are often overrun with eggs.  You will be trying all the egg recipes, cooking extravagant desserts, and gifting or selling dozens to all of your friends and family members.

Salt curing egg yolks i...

February 1, 2017

Every year, if anyone around me gets a cold I seem catch it.  It's inevitable that I'll have not just one, but two or three colds throughout the winter.  I am a pretty healthy person in general, and only one or twice in my life (knock on wood) have I had anything worse...

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