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27 December, 2019 THE QUODDY TIDES HOMESTEADING (from page 'I) fired mobile pizza business that includes a catering arm and have two yurts in their woods for the visitor looking for an agri- tourism camping experience. This sum— mer was their first year running the pizza and camping business, having moved from Idaho to Maine in 2017. “The pizza is a mobile business for our farm prod- ucts,” Glen explains, and in return pro- vides revenue to build the farm. In-season vegetables are used to top off the pizzas, including a requisite splash of olive oil and sprinkle of sea salt. The catering arm is being developed. “It’s all about the pizza,” says Dawn. “Each guest orders their own or can share.” They catered a wedding in Calais with about 30 pizzas. “It went over really well; we got a lot of business from that,” adds Glen. In addition they’ve done some office parties — also a big hit. During the summer, a couple of Ger- man doctors brought their families to Maine and stayed in the yurts, along with visiting the farm animals and eating cus— tom pizzas. The two yurts, while feeling deep in the woods by trail, are not that far from the heart of the farm, have a com— posting toilet and will have solar bag showers in the future. The families en- joyed it very much, Glen notes. The idea came from their time in Idaho where they enjoyed participating in medieval reenact- ment fairs and saw big tents being used i 1-. READYING for that day’s wood-fired pizza expedition with their custom mobile trailer for myriad purposes. The Icelandic sheep are a heritage breed, with milk that Glen describes as the best for drinking and cheese—making that he’s ever tasted. Sheep’s milk is naturally homogenized, he explains, and is the easi- est form for humans to digest. While the sheep are bred and raised with their value- V added products for homesteading purpos- es only, the farm does sell some of the animals to others interested in the breed. The Guiltners chose Maine because of their desire to have a small homesteading farm. “That’s our primary focus,” says Dawn. They connected right away with the homeschool community, which it turned out also had a number of home— steaders. They will do the farmers’ mar- kets together, and the children have been able to meet others their own age. As a father, Glen says, since they’ve started ho— meschooling the family dynamic has devel- oped and become much richer. They’re outside teaching and learning skills, run- 'ning a business, problem solving and being “part of a team.” Rebekah, sitting at the table with her parents, nods in agreement. For information about the mobile pizza trailer’ 5 location, days and hours of opera- tion and pizza choices, visit the Shofar Farms social media page or call 214—8618, and for additional information about the farm and campground, visit the website <www.shofarfarms.com>. are the Guiltner family of Shofar Farms of Perry, with children, Josiah, Sarah, Rebekah, and parents Dawn and Glen. The Guiltners moved to Perry in 201 to have a small farm for homesteading, and have combined homeschooling and entrepreneurship for a dy- namic family experience. (Lora Whelan photo) EASTPORT HEALTH CARE INC. 30 Boynton Street Eastport, ME 04631 Welcome Adam Simmons, D.P.M. Eastport Health Care Inc. is pleased'to- welcome podiatrist Dr. Adam Simmons to the staff in Eastport, Machias and Calais. Dr. Simmons has 8 years of podiatric experience and 4 years of clinical and surgical training. He obtained an undergrad degree in biology from Utah Valley University in Provo, Utah, a 4-year podiatric degree from Barry University in Miami, Fla., as well as years of a surgical residency training in Tampa, Fla. For the past two years, Dr. Simmons has been a certified clinic director for the Fit Feet Program in the Special Olym- pICS. Dr. Simmons is accepting new pa- tients at Eastport, Machias and Calais locations. Please call Juanita at 853-6001 to schedule an appointment. Eastport Health Care is an equal opportunity employer and provider. Page 19 A SWORD CALLED EXCALIBUR was performed at the Perry Elementary School on December 13. Among the students who performed are (back row) Quinlan McPhail as Kay, Brianna Crossman as King Arthur, Brayden MacNi- chol as Arthur and Kay’s father, (bottom row) Kearah Barnes as young Kay, Nolan ‘Brown as Young Arthur and Max Morang as Cabal the dog. Children’s Stage Adventures helped the students learn the entire musical, about the adven- tures of how Arthur became King Arthur, in less than a week. All of the students did an amazing job. (Photos courtesy of the Perry Elementary School) KRISTEN SMITH as Morgan and Shaelynn Brown and Jaycee Harkins as the witches were among the performers in the play. THE UNIVERSITY OF MALE . Cooperative Extension Downeast Agriculture Conference: Land-Sea Connections Date: Ianuary 18, 2020 (Snow Date [an 25) Location: Lee/Pellori Center. 90 Main St. in Machias, Maine Registration Fee: $0 $50 (Contribute what you can!) 8:30-9:15 a.m. 9:15-10:00 a.m. 10:00-10:45 am. 10:45 a.m.-Noon 12:00-1:00 pan. 1:00-1:45 pm. 1:45-2:30 pm. 2:303:15 p.m. 3:15-4:15 p.m. Welcome and Wild Blueberry Family Farm Future . Dr. Lily Calderwood, Assistant Professor of Horticulture and Extension Wild Blueberry Specialist High Tunnel Production Dr. Mark Hutton, Associate Professor of Vegetable Crops and Extension Vegetable Specialist Seaweed Production Jaclyn Robidoux, Marine Extension Associate, University of Maine/University or New England l Grower Panel: Overcoming Challenges in Downeast Maine Goal: Shed light on challenges AND solutions LUNCH Catered by Angie's Catering Shellfish, Bait Fish, and Shared Waters Dana Morse and Jaclyn Rabidoux, Marine Extension Associates, University of Maine Distribution of Goods in Downeast Maine lnez Lombardo, Machias MarketPlace Value-added and Agri-tourism ideas Crystal Hitchings, Washington County Council of Governments Grower Panel: Opportunities for Collaboration Goal: Discuss growing, processing and distribution overlap . , Register. by Jan 12 at httpsrflexterv‘ionumainn edu/registeriproduct/downeastjmaine‘ agricultureconerence land {id-sea Hanna 0, You can also register by calling Mary Michaud at 207.581.3175.