Weekend Warriors- The Sum of November 2017

Wow. I cannot believe how fast this month has gone by. We have been so super busy, trying to get together everything before snow starts to fly, that I don’t even really have any pictures to put up. First, we’ve finished the shed addition as much as we can for now – we still have…

Selectmen’s Meeting 10.03.17

Sorry that this is so late – we’ve had an extremely busy week here at Gillis Gardens, and I’m just now able to sit and reread thru our notes for this last meeting. Quick-ish meeting this last Tuesday, but as always, a lot was covered. So here we go- Tax exemptions were signed by the…

Selectmen’s Meeting – 092617

Wow, this meeting was a whirlwind of topics. I’ll try to cover it all, but I had to step out halfway thru to lock up the chickens and check on the alpacas. First, the meeting was supposed to be LAST (0919) Tuesday, but two of the three select persons were out of town. Hence, this…

MOFGA Common Ground Fair 2017

Our morning started before dawn – like 4 am before dawn. The excitement was in the air, the animals were taken care of and we were on the road for Unity Maine by 5:30. Then ten miles out of town we had to turn back because we realized we forgot the snack bag. No matter,…

Halloween Fun in Danforth 2017

(This post has been edited as of 10/13/2017 to reflect the changes in the contest) For Halloween this year, a few of us citizens and the town manager have gotten together to organize some community fun. One group of ladies started a trunk or treat, which I had mentioned earlier in a Selectman’s Meeting Blog. As…

Homestead News – Joining MOFGA

For those of you not in the know – MOFGA stands for Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association.  We have been going to their yearly fair in Unity, Maine, for 4 years now, and it’s part of the reason we fell so deep for the idea of being an organic farm. They are just so……

Selectman’s Meeting – September 5th 2017

My hubby and I are very interested in the welfare of our little town. So we always try to make it to the selectman’s meetings, the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month. After looking thru MrGillis’s and I’s separate notes (yes we take notes), I felt I had to share what was discussed at…

Counting Eggs Before They Hatch

Ok, so not literally. But I went and announced some news that I probably just should have kept under my hat. I will not be blogging for Bangor Daily News. Because this blog focuses on our business so heavily, it wouldn’t conform to their terms and conditions. While there is regret on both sides, it…

Exciting News! 

I’ve been blogging on WordPress for 2 years- and the community here has given me the confidence to submit this blog to Bangor Daily News and their website.  AND THEY ACCEPTED IT!  I submitted this blog for review on Sunday and didn’t check our email until today because I have an overwhelming fear of rejection…

Picking and Freezing Strawberries.

  Saturday morning, we woke up bright and early to drive up the road a good bit to go get strawberries.   We have to travel about 50 miles one way to go pick and usually we go to town and get 30+ quarts. This year, Izzy couldn’t quite handle the excitement and we only…