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Welcome to the Medomak Camp blog, a place for us to share with you, our campers, all sorts of goodies that you might be interested in.  From food and living off the land , to what Medomak looks like in the off-season and a behind the scenes look at our winter office, check back often for all new posts.

Another great spot…

April 23, 2013

One of the coolest things about being at Medomak is that it puts you in close proximately to a large number of really unique establishments. I’ve already talked about some of my favorite food places in the area, including Moody’s Diner and Morse’s Sauerkraut, but today I wanted to highlight a different kind of business.

Sweetgrass Farm Winery & Distillery was founded in 2005 by Keith and Constance Bodine. Located at 347 Carroll Road, in Union, Maine, Sweetgrass encompasses 70 acres of farmland which had been owned since the 1800s by Carroll family before the Bodines acquired it to open the winery. Since then, their many wines, whiskeys and other spirits have received praise in multiple publications. The Back River Gin, arguably their most popular product, was called “Maine’s best gin” by Down East Magazine.  It’s even got its own Facebook page.

If you’re planning on visiting the winery, you’ll have the option to sample 6 different spirits for around three bucks while you’re there. This season, their opening day will be Sunday, May 12th for a “Mother’s Day Maine wine and chocolate extravaganza.” According to their website, they also are open by appointment or “by chance” during the off-season. For contact information, try Sweetgrass’s website. For photos of the farm and updates about special events, you can “like” them on their official Facebook page.

Posted by: Rick
Topics: Activities, Food

A Little More Love for the Labyrinth

April 9, 2013

On last week’s list of things I had yet to see in Maine, I included Carol Sloane’s Labyrinth, which is right inside the town of Washington. The truth is, I had been to it once before, but I didn’t have enough time to really look around and walk the entire thing. At that point, I wasn’t even aware that there was a purpose to a labyrinth; I just thought it was kind of a neat to look at. Well, it is, but now I know that there’s more to it.

What is that purpose? According to the Downtown Art Gallery’s website, labyrinths have been used as a meditation tool for thousands of years. Carol Sloane, an artist and partner at the gallery, decided to create one herself after years of using walking as a way to provoke helpful thought and relaxation. The idea is that you enter the labyrinth with a goal in mind; it can be a very specific problem you’re looking to sort out or just a loose objective (to feel more at peace, etc). When walking, you attempt to concentrate on the walk itself. You let go of your problems, take as much time as you need, and pause for reflection once you’ve reached the center. If you’re interested in trying this out and would a really in-depth guide to doing it, you can try this link right here. And if you’d rather just go take a look, it’s a beautiful little spot to check out. You can find more information about Carol, the labyrinth and the rest of her artwork by going here.

Posted by: Rick
Topics: Activities, Nature

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