Category: <span>About Us</span>

Category: About Us

Help Runamuk do more for pollinator conservation!

I’ve been presented with an exciting new opportunity–stumbled into it, really. Our core group of Somerset Beekeepers is made up of members who have been at it for 2 or more years now, and we are ready for some more advanced beekeeping topics–so I’ve been emailing various academics and beekeepers …

Bootstrap farmers

Well folks it looks like Runamuk will continue to bootstrap it’s way into business.  20 years ago we could have easily gotten a loan for our start-up venture, but the game has changed and investors today want to see that you can start a business with nothing before they’ll give …

The start of a new era

Things are moving forward at the future site of the Runamuk Acres diversified farm, in preparation for our new beginnings.  After much deliberation and–at times–heated debate–Keith and I hired a team of local loggers to do some careful thinning of this un-kempt forest in preparation of our upcoming endeavors.

Designing a sustainable future with permaculture principles

When the idea of Runamuk first began to form in my mind, I envisioned a future for my family that revolved around living in harmony with the land.  I imagined that we would cultivate, nurture and protect the land, and the land in turn would support and nurture our family …

Snow-Day!

What could be better than staying in the comfort and warmth of your house during one of Maine’s famous snow-storms? This is the view from the back door of the Runamuk homestead.  From here you can see down over the hillside, and across to the neighbors’ through the snow and …

Gift of a lifetime

On December 21, 2012–the day of the Winter Solstice, I received the gift of a lifetime. After the flurry of opening gifts had passed we bundled up and trekked across town (when I say “across town”–I mean that we crossed the bridge that spans the Kennebec River, and went from …

A long road

I went out to “Ye Olde Burns Farm” on Sunday to get these photos to share with you.  Even after five years in-town, it still feels like going home when I drive out there.  The drive up the hillside always fills me with anticipation, all the trees seem to be …

Runamuk Acres Conservation Farm