Preserving the Good Life

A Maine couple goes back to the land and makes a business of homemade foods and crafts.



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This majestic peacock is one of the many birds among Weeping Duck Farm’s permanent flock.
ANA ANTAKI
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Weeping Duck Farm sits on fields and woods that offer blueberries, blackberries and apples, as well as space for the Antaki’s ducks, chickens and peacocks to roam.
ANA ANTAKI
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Ana and Roy Antaki selling their homemade products at the farmers market.
LYNN KARLIN
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You can prepare a variety of foods with lacto-fermentation, including (left to right) celeraic, green tomatoes, kimchi, cucumbers and red cabbage.
ANA ANTAKI
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The Belfast, Maine Farmers Market.
LYNN KARLIN
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The farm’s diverse bird family is epitomized by these baby peacock chicks. Their mother abandoned the nest, so Rosette, a Muscovy duck, hatched them. A bantam hen, Little Opal (shown in background), and a bantam rooster, Roostie, taught the chicks to feed.
ANA ANTAKI
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This 10 liter bottle of lacto-fermented green tomatoes requires maintenance to be sure the brine level remains constant, and any surface mold is removed.
ANA ANTAKI
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Zippy the duck.
ANA ANTAKI
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The barn at Weeping Duck Farm in winter.
ANA ANTAKI











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