July 22 – 28, 2016Vol. 18, No. 7

This old barn on West Road in Belgrade is one of a diminishing number of these iconic structures that dot Maine's highways and byways. More . . .

Cover Story

Now You See Them, Now You Don't!

They are grand, elegant, awe-inspiring, a feat of architectural art. They are solid, purposeful, once the most important and prized structures on a property. They were designed from ingenuity and memory passed from generation to generation and raised by entire communities. They are why the region was settled, survived, grew, prospered. They are our barns. More . . .


More on those BAD PLANTS

Maine is host to many "bad", that is to say invasive, plants. These plants displace native flora, thus eliminating the natural food and cover for our wildlife and ultimately threatening rare species of both animals and plants. More . . .

The Luckiest Boy

The Kitchen Table Boat

In my 60+ years of fiddling with boats on Great Pond, a few come to mind that might be considered odd, weird, silly, stupid whatever. Of these odd balls, so to speak, one in particular comes to mind, a craft was essentially made from two sheets of marine plywood that sandwiched a perimeter of 2" X 6" framing and powered by a "borrowed" outboard motor. More . . .

Take It

Out of Town Visitors Abound

The week began with a little much needed rain and ended hot and humid. I got some fishing in, a little sailing, a couple of hikes, and got to watch a couple of new loon chicks that were born in a nest I helped build, learning to swim. More . . .

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