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By Ashlie Stubbs | May 10, 2020
Courtesy of: Lynda Oliver A gaping hole remains where the letter "M" used be at the Monroe Transfer Station.


Hello from Monroe!

Well, even with so much shut down around us, our month of May has started off on a whirl. Last April, we gutted our entire upstairs. Over time, we rewired it, spray insulated it, replaced the windows, and just recently the contractor finished drywalling, mudding and taping it. With the help of my friend Bobbi, Oliver's room and the hallway and stairwell are painted. Vanities for the bathroom are on order, thanks to Kyle and Seth at Buxton's, and the barn has hundreds of feet of trim board set up for me to paint before Ethan installs it. With any luck, we'll wrap up this big project, a long time coming, by the end of May!

More turkey, turkeys!

Aiden Tripp of Monroe bagged his turkey May 4, taking a 19-pound tom with a 10" beard and 1" spurs. Well done, Aiden!

My husband Ethan also connected with his two. We had fresh baked turkey nuggets for dinner! Ethan is fairly certain these are the first two turkeys in the state of Maine to be taken legally with a 410 pistol, as this is the first year 410s are allowed to be used. Congratulations, dear!

Dickey Hill Farm seedlings

James and Noami of Dickey Hill Farm have been growing seedlings for you all and the seedlings sale is now open with hardy greens and alliums and flat leaf parsley. All of their seedlings are for sale through their online store for pickup at the Belfast Farmers Market. Check out for details, varieties and timeline.

Seek-No-Further Farmstead CSA

Seek-No-Further Farmstead of Monroe is calling all veggie eaters! They are pleased as punch to announce they will have a 16-week CSA, from late June through early October. Pre-bagged shares will be available for pickup at their farm in Monroe on Monday afternoons. A flower share from Dandy Ram Farm can be added on, too! Spaces for the CSA shares are limited, so contact them via Facebook to sign up. This is a great way to support a local farm while feeding you and your family yummy vegetables all summer long!

Missing 'M'

Lynda Oliver reported on April 25 that anyone who uses the Monroe Transfer Station knows that Tony Farrington, a lifelong resident of Monroe, made the town the wonderful iron rod gate that makes an M when closed. Well, some useless person or persons decided they liked it and decided to steal the M out of the circle and in the process broke some of the rods. "We don't have any idea who did it. Pretty sad," Lynda said.

Have a great week!


Aiden Tripp with his turkey. (Courtesy of: Aiden Tripp's Dad)
Ethan Stubbs with one of his two turkeys. (Courtesy of: Rollie Hubbard)
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