By Ashlie Stubbs


Hello Monroe!

And that’s an official wrap on the first crop here from the fields off the Pratt and Dickey Hill roads in our neck of town. Ethan successfully put 3,500 square bales up, and is very happy with the way the fields produced even with the limited precipitation we’ve had. The time and effort he’s put into fertilizing them certainly seems to be paying off. A huge thank you to the hay crew we were able to piece together for their hard work.

My recent lawn ornaments of hay trailers, mower, tedder, rake, baler and various tractors are being tucked back away out of site for the time being. Ethan appreciates the acreage we’re fortunate to have for the lots of room to store equipment; I appreciate that it gets stored well out of site when not in immediate use! They say marriage is all about compromise…

Worth celebrating

Another happy belated June birthday wish goes out to Monroe’s Marina Hooper. Marina celebrated turning “Sweet 16” on June 29.

The following Monroe residents (and residents at one time!) celebrate birthdays this July: Sawyer Inman (2nd), David Gordon (3rd), Dean Brown (4th), Shawn Colcord (6th), Kyle Story (9th), Anna Wood-Cox (11th), Tabitha Lepore (14th), Rachel Smart (17th), Becky Huefner (18th), Gunner Richardson and Bruce Stubbs (25th), Lynda Oliver and Anne Devin (30th), and Kennedy Oliver (31st).

Waldo County Bounty

Seek-No-Further Farmstead on Route 139 in Monroe announces information on the latest addition at their farm: a Waldo County Bounty Give and Take Table! This service will hopefully be helpful to both gardeners and eaters alike.

You may have seen signs elsewhere around Waldo County. Give and Take tables are part of a program where gardeners can drop off extra fresh produce and anyone can come take it for free. No questions asked, no need to sign up, nothing! Just show up and see what’s available.

Now that Seek-No-Further has a table set up at their farm, their extra produce will make its way to the table/cooler weekly, and anyone else in the area with surplus is welcome to bring theirs as well. The farm states: “We’re grateful to be able to provide this space for food, and hope you partake in whatever way works for you!”

The sign, table and cooler are ready to go at Seek-No-Further Farmstead on Route 139 in Monroe. Bring your extra produce and/or help yourself to fresh vegetables to eat. Courtesy of Seek-No-Further Farmstead

Special town meeting

Selectman Holly Emerson alerted me with ample notice to post about a special Monroe town meeting coming up on Wednesday, July 7, and this reporter forgot to mention it in last week’s column…whoops! My apologies, but I’m including it this week’s in hopes that online readers of the town column may catch the information in time.

The warrant contains just four articles and the meeting will take place in the Monroe Town Hall lobby, unless a surplus of attendees shows up, in which case it will be moved to the Fire House or outside, weather permitting. The fun kicks off at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening.

For more information on the articles, call the Town Office at 525-3515.

Have a great week!


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