Mistakes Make Us Better (most of the time)

The 2018 year for the Live Well Farm apple orchard produced some good apples for my annual release of Apple Jack hard apple cider. Apples were harvested over a couple different periods as their internal sugar content reached peak. The initial crush went well as did the fermentation process with champagne yeast. But two weeks later I noticed that something had changed when uncapping a bottle ... 

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Merry Christmas: The relationships that make it even more special

In most cases, we watched them deliberate, plan, and prepare for a year. They gather with family and friends, celebrate for a weekend and open the next chapter of their lives. The good news is that the story doesn’t end there for us.

Weddings provide a small picture of what we do but the value for us is realized in seeing that the next generation got its start with us, here at Live Well Farm.

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The Vinegar Diaries – Part 2 … The Plan

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Step 5: We board the Trenitalia train from Venice to Bologna to Cesena. We then take a taxi in Cesena to Giovanni’s woodworking shop carrying our large duffel bags and roll-aboard suitcases that will easily carry our barrels home to their new home.

Step 6: This is where the brilliant plan begins to unravel.

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The Ethos of Live Well Farm

Live Well Farm isn’t just an address on some road on Maine’s midcoast. Sure, there is a farm at 1583 Harpswell Neck Rd. Harpswell, Maine with orchards, gardens, a fabulous restored 1840’s farmhouse, and awesome barn; but its more than that. It's an ethos to learn, laugh, love …. live well.

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