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Wednesday, 16 January 2013 14:06

Out and about in the Maine wild

Wreath season and the Rise and Shine Caf

This week I thought about the wreath season that just passed. It is amazing the work that is required to make a balsam fir holiday wreath. I had an opportunity to go with Mike and his wife Emily early in the season to follow the process in a multi-million dollar income producing industry in Maine.

We left my home around 8 a.m. on Nov. 3, 2012. The day was going to be perfect - we were heading out in the woods! Mike drove about 15 minutes and turned onto an old dirt logging road. As we worked our way into the woods, Emily explained to me that written landowner permission is required in Maine to harvest fir tips; she showed me the permission slip.

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