Greening up the old-fashioned way

Check out this great multimedia essay on horse powered farming.  A work pal’s partner created it; Jason is working on a series of these photo essays documenting life in Maine.  In addition to getting a glimpse of these gorgeous work horses, I enjoyed seeing in the background the progress on the farm’s two barns — I love the brightly painted doors and window frames.  Jason is a fantastic photographer, see more of his photos at his website; click on “multimedia” in the website index to see more of these essays.


7 Responses to “Greening up the old-fashioned way”

  1. nancybond Says:

    I just love this! This way of life was not easy, for certain, but it was so real and honest. Yes, I love that bright green on the doors! Kudos to them.

  2. Vickie Says:

    I saw in an earlier post about using milk jugs for protecting plants that are placed outside early. How do you keep them from blowing away on a windy day?
    I have squash and zucchini ready to go out. They are so big. I am in Central Maine.
    Response is appreciated

    • Ali Says:

      Hi Vickie,
      You can use a long piece of wire with one end bent into a hook. Slip the hook over the milk jug opening and plunge the long end of the wire into the ground. In protected areas just pushing the jugs into the ground will hold the milk jugs in place.

      That method works great for warmth, cutworm and slug protection. Remove them once the plant is well established and getting crowded inside. Good luck!

  3. A Good Eater » Blog Archive » THE RETURN OF THE HORSES? Says:

    […] in the blog Henboggle, Ali posted a link to an article in the Waterville Morning Sentinel about a farmer in Troy, Maine, […]

  4. Patrick Says:

    For those who want to see this type of work in person, Skyline Farm in North Yarmouth is havnig a plow demonstration on Saturday morning!

  5. Anonymous Says:

    I’ll bet Henbogle is the right size for goat-powered farming. . . just sayin’ :)


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