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Lyme disease is scary, prevent ticks naturally this year

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About two years ago while drifting off to sleep, I felt a sensation I never want to feel again. Just writing this makes me squirm. Something small was crawling up my leg. Since I wasn’t tromping through the woods, the feeling was completely out of place. It was a black-legged tick. Dangerous, though tiny. The […]

How to spot a homesick Mainer in California

Emerald Bay, Tahoe

It was 12:30 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. I’d been traveling for more than 12 hours, flying cross-country from Bangor to San Francisco with a very active toddler. All by myself. I’d had a terrible time trying to pick up my rental car. The aunt I’d hoped to stay with was away for the weekend, and […]

Happy to pay $1,400 in advance for carrots

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This year instead of making resolutions, my little family of three decided to adopt a word. More. This past weekend, with community supported agriculture brochures fanned out in front of us, my husband and I took our first steps toward doing more. More fresh. More local. More sustainable. Each farm works its CSA program differently. […]