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Pond Music

We created the pond last year for the ducks. At the time, we didn’t appreciate that we’d be creating an ecosystem. I’ve always enjoyed the night sounds here, but this … Continue reading

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Giving All Year Long

donating eggs to the food pantry

Last year when our chickens started laying, we quickly realized that a dozen hens lay enough eggs in one day to last us almost a week. We started selling extra … Continue reading

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Fences and Feathered Friends

building a fence around the duck pond

A bitterly cold day found Paul and I outside running fence around the duck pond. Now that the pond is solidly frozen, the ducks don’t have much protection from predators. … Continue reading

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Glorious Autumn Day

Common Grackle at the birdfeeder

Today felt like a gift. The last week of October and the temps on this sunny day hit 65 degrees. We took advantage of the glorious day and spent it … Continue reading

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A Bit of Farm History

barbed wire in tree

We uncovered a piece of farm history. While identifying trees that need to be removed from the woods around the house we found this evidence, that long before our time, … Continue reading

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Night Sounds

The night is loud outside my window tonight. What do you suppose is making all this noise? http://www.downeastthunderfarm.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Night_Sounds.mp3

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The Return of the Fox

Fox caught on camera

I sit outside on a beautiful Spring day writing this post about The Return of the Fox. Our resident fox has visited three times this morning raising havoc with the … Continue reading

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A Fox on the Farm

fox tracks around the chicken coop

Mid-morning, as I was making brunch, the Banties on the porch started making a ruckus, wildly bock-bock-bocking all together. We laughed at their antics wondering what had gotten them so … Continue reading

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Free Nesting Box Plans

At Downeast Thunder Farm my engineer husband designs and fabricates our own structures, farm implements, and equipment as we need them. He’s a handy guy to have around! In planning … Continue reading

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Morning Farm Sounds

Pepper and his cockadoodledoo

The sun is just rising. It’s not exactly Revile. It sounds a little rusty. Pepper, our little bantam rooster, is acquiring his cockadoodledoo. Rooster Wake Up Call What do you … Continue reading

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The Cost of Chicken Math

Back in July, I explained how chicken math works. We went to town for chicken wire and came home with four baby bantam chickens from the end of season chick … Continue reading

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September Sunday Snapshots

hawk circling over ducks and chickens

Beautiful weather gave us the opportunity to work on all kinds of outdoor projects. Paul focused on getting wood cut and stacked for the winter while I worked on garden … Continue reading

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Who’s There?

Great Horned Owl at Maine Wildlife Park

Last night was cloudless, a full moon lighting the yard with an eerie glow. As I was falling asleep I heard the “who-who, who-who” of a great horned owl. As … Continue reading

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A Muddy Logging Operation

lots of logs

It was a beautiful first day of Spring today. A prelude to the predicted 4-8 inches of snow coming tomorrow. I took a stroll up to where the logging company … Continue reading

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Over the River and Through the Woods

skid road

Work by the lumber company recommenced today. We could hear the rumble of the tree cutting machine running in the background for the better part of the morning. When things … Continue reading

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Logging Company Moves In

logging road

We’ve contracted with a local logging company to harvest wood off the back portion of our property. They started preliminary work this week. To do this they have punched a … Continue reading

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A Day Cutting Wood

snow tunnel

We heat our home with an outdoor wood boiler. This is a very economical way for us to heat our home given that we live on 49 wooded acres. The … Continue reading

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Like Father, Like Daughter

Like Father Like Daughter

I finally got a good night sleep last night. That combined with decent weather and I was ready to tackle a few outdoor projects today. I spent some time pulling … Continue reading

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A Look Back in Time: Building the Maine House

trusses

Recently I was talking with a friend about our crazy adventure of selling our home in Massachusetts, buying land in Maine and building our own home. I promised to share pictures, so here’s a look at the journey we’ve had building our home. Continue reading

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Tree Eating Monster Video

Here’s a little video of the tree eating monster in action.

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