Woman Homesteading in Maine

Homesteading my way in the Maine wilderness. Award winning writer and photographer, naturalist, outdoorswoman. Owner of Tressa & Trudy Bakery, a homestead bakery.

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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Afternoon in the High Tunnel

View this post on Instagram Afternoon in the back third of high tunnel. . #hightunnel #homestead #homesteader #eatlocal #homegrown #growyourown #foodie #selfsufficient #womenswork #allotmentlife #homesteadlife A post shared by Robin (@alifeinthewild) on Jul 24, 2019 at 12:45pm PDT

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.