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Our first chicken dinner from the land!

Our first chicken dinner from the land!

It was an historic meal for us this weekend!  We had our first chicken dinner with a meat bird that we raised on our land!  For me this was the culmination of a LOT of research and work.  We decided to start small and slaughter a few birds on Saturday.  Of course I will spare you the gory details.  It's not fun to kill anything really but it is a necessary part of eating and I was prepared to do it before I ever got started with this idea.  So the processing of the birds went well and we are glad we started with just a few since we learned a LOT and now feel confident about the larger slaughter that's coming.  I roasted the bird and it was DELICIOUS!  We all enjoyed it!  It's is also a satisfying feeling to be able to provide for my family in such a direct and tangible way. 

I couldn't resist sharing how I cooked the bird so here is my own recipe.

NATE'S ROASTED CHICKEN WITH GRAVY!

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Only 3 shelters remain open at this time

Mountain Valley High School in Rumford has CLOSED 
 
Cumberland County:
 
Bridgton Community Center
15 Depot Street
Bridgton
 
Lincoln County: 
 
 Wiscasset Community Center
242 Gardiner Road
Wiscasset
 
 
Oxford County: 
 
Woodstock Fire Station
26 Monk Avenue
Woodstock
 

Maine Open Lighthouse Day

Statewide, ME
September 17, 2011
Many of the state's coastal, island and river lighthouses will be open to the public. Most lights will be open to visitors from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for guided or self-guided tours of keeper's houses and light towers. Some light stations will have limited accessibility or special restrictions. For details about visitor hours, fees, activities and transportation to each participating lighthouse, visit www.lighthouseday.com or contact the friends group of an individual lighthouse.

8th Annual Maine Lighthouse Ride

8th Annual Maine Lighthouse Ride

 

Maine Lighthouse Ride

Hosted by the Eastern Trail Alliance  

Maine Lighthouse Ride

Hosted by the Eastern Trail Alliance

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Southern Maine Community College

South Portland

 

Bicycling options and start times:

Century (100-mile). 7:30 A.M. (See all 9 lighthouses.)

62-mile (metric century). 8:00 A.M. (8 lighthouses visible)

40-mile. 8:30 A.M. (8 lighthouses visible)

25-mile. 9:00 A.M.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Awarded $15,000 from Non-Profit Fundraising Company Op4G

PORTLAND – Op4G, Inc., a leader among member-based online panel technology companies, has announced that Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine has received a one-time cash award of $15,000 for successfully recruiting 560 Members to support their organization through Op4G Membership. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine is one of only twelve Non-Profit organizations receiving such an award.

5th annual Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival August 20, 2011 5th Annual

5th annual Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival  August 20, 2011 5th Annual

August 20, 2011 5th Annual
The 5th annual Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival takes place on the sidewalks of Maine Street and on the adjacent town Mall on August 20 from 9-5.  Thousands of visitors will take advantage of the sunshine and the wonderful atmosphere on this special day in town.  Beginning with only 39 artists, the event has expanded in scope every year and has had a greater audience, each year.

Designed to celebrate and foster an appreciation of the arts and to showcase Brunswick as a wonderful cultural destination, there are more than 90 juried artists and artisans featuring painting, sculpture, mixed media, graphics and drawing, photography and fine crafts.


This year we have over

Win Four Tickets to the MOVETHATBLOCK.com Indy 225 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Win Four Tickets to the MOVETHATBLOCK.com Indy 225 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway
MoveThatBlock.com INDY 225 Sunday, August 14, 2011 3:30pm Oval | IZOD IndyCar® Series

“A New Breed of Speed” comes to New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday, August 14 for their only New England appearance.

At speeds of 200 mph, some of the most fearless drivers in the world will bring heart-stopping, wheel-to-wheel racing back to New England.