Tag Archive: Maine

May 01

Living with Lyme Disease, part 1

It was a Thursday morning in late August, a beautiful summer day. My partner was complaining of a severe headache. It had been going on all week, since Sunday evening. It just got progressively worse by the day. No over the counter pain relievers gave any relief. On that Thursday morning, he looked awful. He …

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Aug 21

Classic Maine Blueberry Cake

The time for blueberry everything is here. Blueberry pancakes, blueberry pie, blueberry cobbler, blueberry scented this, and that. Maine Blueberry season lasts from the end of July through the first part of August. There are high bush blueberries that are usually cultivated, pruned, and make for easy picking. Wild blueberries (low bush) are a hot …

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May 20

Ticks, what you should know

Finally, the snow is melted and like most Mainers when spring arrives, I’ve been spending as much time outside as I can- in my garden. Cleaning up last years leaves from the lawn, cleaning out perennial beds, and prepping gardens becomes marathon like in hopes to beat the hatching of Deer Ticks! Can we beat …

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Apr 12

Black Fly Season in Maine

Yup, it’s almost that time again- Black Fly Season! You’ve been waiting weeks now for the snow to melt so you can see the ground, and tangible signs of Spring. Then, you remember the Black Flies! A near panic ensues to clean up the yard as quickly as possible, to beat the hatching of those …

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