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Local Sources

May 17th, 2018

One of the great things about living in Maine, is that there are a wealth of small business around. A few months after we moved up here, we met Duane, the owner of Dewey’s Lumber & Cedar Mill. Since then, we’ve become friends. I get cedar shavings off of him for the chicken coop, as well as lumber for raised beds. When he asked if I could some take photos for his new website, I was more than happy to. Two weeks ago, I went out and caught Duane and his guys in action.

Duane and his wife Kim, get eggs from our chickens. I head out to the mill a every few months to get things I need and to drop off eggs. It’s great being able to support a friend and local business. We feel very fortunate to live in an area where small, local businesses are prevalent.

Do you have any great local businesses you like to support?

One Comment to “Local Sources”
  1. Nebraska Dave on May 18, 2018 at 8:48 am

    Susy, yes, I have several small local businesses that I support. Mine are mostly in the repair of cars and machinery. I used to do most the repair myself but as age crept up I’m just not able to do it any more. I can’t say that it really saves me any money but it’s good to have a re pore with good mechanic. I don’t have any thing to trade so it’s straight across the board payment.

    Have a great small business support day.

    Nebraska Dave

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