Down East 2013 ©
With snow falling in unlikely places like Seattle this past week, it's clear that winter is upon us. Salt student and radio producer Scott Ladley went to see what winter meant to Maine farmers. Stumbling upon Meadowcroft Farm in Washington, Maine he found the seasons to not just be about the temperature. "I find one of the hard things about winter, my ritual, my routines, just the things that need to get done every day," said farmer Nanne Kennedy.
Kennedy has 80 acres off route 17 with horses, sheep, and a donkey named Daisy. "The spiral around my farm gets ever-widening during the summer; I get a lot of movement and in the winter, it contracts around the wood stove. I do find that it's really hard to get that engine going again."
Although it may be hard to get going, Scott found that Nanne stays plenty busy.