Category Archives: DIY

Getting up close and personal with your food

I believe that everybody should get up close and personal with their food at least once. It is something I have always tried to teach my son. We have grown food in a garden and collected eggs from our hens, and we have caught fish.               Most recently, my son […]

How to change a tire (humor)

Doug Alley

You are driving down the road. You hear a popping sound, and your vehicle begins to behave like it is being buffeted by heavy winds. It takes a moment for you to process things before you realize you have a flat tire. The important thing is, you have NOT lost controlled and crashed! That is […]

Lost a dog? Found one? Contact Maine Lost Dog Recovery

If you own a dog, it is going to run off. It happens. And with particular breeds, it can happen often! Thankfully, you have an entire network of searchers at your fingertips, as well as a template for “LOST DOG” flyers, and a wealth of information on ways to help bring your canine family members […]

Helping turtles on “World Turtle Day”

It’s May 23, and it is World Turtle Day! And in my neighborhood anyway, the turtles are crossing the road! My wife and I helped our first one of the season on Saturday afternoon. It was an Eastern painted turtle, and like many more of its kind, it was a female who had either just […]

Rented apartments and guns…Whose rights do you trample?

Ever since August of 2015 when wheelchair bound Harvey Lembo shot an intruder in his Rockland, Maine apartment there has been a lot of talk concerning renters who want guns, and landlords who want gun free properties. It turns out that Mr. Lembo’s rental agreement included a rule that weapons were not allowed in his apartment, […]

Now that spring has sprung…So have my goats…

The days are getting longer, and warmer. My goats have been sticking close to their little barn all winter, and have been content to huddle together and chew their cud. Before I get too far into things, I should point out that I have added two more goats, to the herd of three I had. […]

Are we on the brink of a civil war in The United States?

For more than a decade now, things in America have been getting tense. People do not trust their elected officials. Scandals seem to be swept under the rug. People suspect election frauds. Some say that Presidential elections have been rigged. Free speech, illegal search and seizure, and gun rights have all been under attack. People […]

The adventures of thawing a furnace line

It was about 4:15 am…I was cold… Cold and in bed at that hour can mean only one thing… The water in the bottom of my oil tank had frozen… Again! Yes, I know:  Winter blend, Diesel 911, dry gas…I’ve tried it all. There are two simple solutions…First, wait till the tank is just about […]

You can lead your chickens to grain…But you cant make them peck!

Chickens! I’ve had them since 2009, and somehow they always seem to find a way to make me scratch my head in disbelief. My chickens are free range. Their primary mission at my house is insect control. Based on some of the comments that were left by readers of past blogs concerning ticks, some of […]

Tragic shooting in Bath causes undue fear over the new “Constitutional Carry” law

Late Monday afternoon, 22-year-old Chelsea Jones, of Thomaston was accidentally shot in the back of the head, by her boyfriend 23-year-old Dylan Grubbs. Mr. Grubbs had gone to a parking lot in Bath to meet a prospective buyer for his handgun. Unfortunately, the weapon was loaded, and it discharged. This is a very sad accident. […]