Homesteading and Nature in Remote Maine

Robin Follette lives, plays and works in the woods. Chef Robin, On The Fire, Big Wild Radio. Hunt. Fish. Garden. Gather. Write.

A Life In The Wild
Green Tomatoes

Green Tomatoes

The high tunnel is full of green tomatoes. Ripe red tomatoes are ready daily, and they will be for another six weeks. By late October the quality of the texture and taste will diminish. Eventually I’ll force green tomatoes to ripen, and those that don’t submit to red will be…

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It Started on Monday

It Started on Monday

It started on Monday. My 40-50 hour work week…it started on Monday. Unfortunately I didn’t get my shower, dressed and mascara on bright and early because I expected a desk day. A future customer called from a mile away. It’s {this close} to opening but not ready yet. “If you…

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Outdoorswoman’s Drying Rack

I needed an easy place to hang a bundle of lavender to dry. This worked so well I used it for chocolate mint, too. This is a five point whitetail deer antler I found in the woods while hunting. It’s the only shed I’ve ever found. It’s very handy.