How to Make Compost Tea

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As an organic giant pumpkin grower, one of my biggest goals is to create a rich soil that is loaded with beneficial organisms. One way I do this is by adding mycorrhizae and nitrogen-fixing bacteria to the soil when I bury the vines. Another thing I do is make compost tea once a week. Compost […]

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Happy Seedlings

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The seedlings are doing great, and they are growing vigorously! Of the four seeds I planted, all of them germinated except one (the 2230 Wallace rotted, possibly from over-watering). I planted the 1975 Wallace (2009 Wallace x 1985 Wallace) in its place, and it is doing well.   Site #1 in my backyard had great […]

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Preparing the Patch and Starting the Seeds

Starting the seeds on 4/11/16

This year I will be growing 4 pumpkins: two at my house and two at the Bangor Community Garden. I planted the following seeds on 4/11/16:   2230 Wallace (2009 Wallace x 1916 Wallace) 1790.5 Wallace (1730 Wallace x 2009 Wallace) 961 Berard (1730.5 Werner x 2323.7 Meier) 758 Berard (1756 Lancaster x 2323.7 Meier)   I planted the seeds […]

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MMA could be the universal fitness standard

MMA could be the universal fitness standard

Why MMA should be the universal fitness standard: James Langworthy is one of my favorite people on the planet and would never hurt me in a million years, yet here he is attacking my arm with ferocity.  James and I are practicing martial arts as a way to defend ourselves from an attacker and a […]

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The 2016 Pumpkin Season is Here!

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Happy Spring, pumpkin friends!   Last year was a successful year for me, growing a 1185-pounder my third year of growing. I experienced a lot of adversity last year, most notably a hail storm in the beginning of August that destroyed my whole plant. I am ready for whatever comes at me this year, and […]

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Mount Washington Winter Ascent – Gear Guide

Putting my warm jacket back on and making sure my spare batteries are warm inside my pocket!

Dale and I had a great time climbing Mount Washington this winter. You can read our trip report here. Below is a list of gear recommendations. I tried to include things that worked well as well as things that could have been better.   Jacket: Marmot Dena and Mountain Hardwear Nilas I brought the Marmot […]

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Mount Washington Winter Ascent – Trip Report

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I’ve been bugging Dale to climb Mount Washington with me all winter, and we finally made it happen on March 4, 2016. I had done this trek once before in the winter of 2012, and now I wanted to share the experience with Dale. Bangor has had an extremely mild winter this year, and we […]

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NEF 21 – Locker Room Photos

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Click the photo below to view the Young’s MMA gallery of behind-the-scenes photos for NEF 21. The gallery allows you to view, purchase, and send free e-cards to family/friends.  

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Sarah’s Gear Guide for Mount Elbrus

Using my Garmin Fenix in Russia

I spent a lot of time researching gear for my climb on Mount Elbrus, and I wanted to share my experiences of that gear (good and bad) with you. I had a decent collection of winter gear already, but I wanted to make sure I was prepared for the worst possible conditions. Even though Mount […]

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Paleo Grasshopper Pie

Paleo Grasshopper Pie

  This is by far one of my favorite desserts, and it is so healthy! The ice cream gets its green color and creaminess from avocados, but it doesn’t detract from the taste at all (I’m not even a fan of avocados, and I could eat this ice cream all day). The crust is composed […]

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