Here we are again. An ending and beginning all at once. 2010 is coming to an end with all of it's changes, good and bad. It has marked our lives both for the better and worse. We are changed just like this old Maple tree. It has grown year after year as have we. Both have been changed and molded by nature and man. The Maple has lost a few limbs here and there but in springtime it bursts free with life. We look forward to 2011 with great expectations. Winter will hold us in it's grip and Spring with come with all of its wonder. Even though the old year will leave you with memories both good and bad we wish the new year will bring you health, peace, happiness and prosperity.
This is the story of two best friends who lived in seperate towns, managed two seperate homes with all of the bills, taxes, and house payments of each. We thought that it was silly to continue paying such high bills. We decided to look for an old farm where we each could follow our dreams. We looked for a house big enough that would allow each of us to have our seperate space, enough farm land to be able to have sheep, goats, chickens, turkeys and any other animals that caught our fancy. We needed a barn big enough to house animals and hay. Both of us love the seasons in New England and wanted to remain in the northeast. Both of us were ICU nurses and are under no delusion that we can pay our bills with farming alone. We needed to be located near a large hospital for employment. We work full time as nurses and full time as farmers. That was a lot of needs/wants to guide our search. We combed through magazines, for sale guides, and the internet. We found a place northwest of Bangor Maine that fit these needs. It was a fixer upper in the mildest of terms. This is our story, how we arrived, refinished a 160 year old farm house and are making our dreams come true. We hit bumps in the road at every turn and try to keep a positive attitude. After three years we have come to a change that can't be overlooked. After much thought Alex has decided to pursue her dream elsewhere. Now the farm rests with Ted and I. We will work together to make our dream an actuality. Please follow along with us and welcome to Mainely Ewes Farm.