All posts by Marian Jerome

Marian Jerome

About Marian Jerome

Marian spent her time growing up in the Brewer area, on a family farm that has been in her family for 120 years, where she still resides with her own family today. She attended Husson College, now called Husson University after high school. She is currently married and they have one lovely daughter.

Many Ways of Preserving the Past

There are many ways of preserving the past.  There is saving old pieces, and restoring them for future generations to see.  You can create collections to share, and allow hands on learning with these collections.  You can pass on your knowledge of how things used to be done.  One can write down the stories of […]

Change of Seasons

I’ve always considered myself very fortunate to live in this great state of Maine, for several reasons honestly.  One of them being the beauty we get to experience of all our different seasons here.  Fall has always been my favorite season – I love the colors, the crisp air, the apple harvest, baking, and all […]

The Many Adventures of Captain & Annabelle

Captain & Annabelle If you have ever been to an event at The Curran Homestead, you have probably seen Captain & Annabelle there.  Captain and Annabelle were both generously donated by Bill and Gloria Miller to the Curran Homestead. They were both auctioned off at a 4-H auction, and were headed to be someone’s dinner. […]

Apple Season

Like many people this weekend, I went to one of the local apple orchards to get, and enjoy, some of the yummy fruits of the season.  Fall is my most favorite season, and one of the parts of this season I love is all the baking that I do now that the heat of the […]

Farm Families

One of my favorite stories to hear about has to do with family life on the farm years ago.  I have heard several tales about farms in my own family’s past, as well as many from other family’s pasts.   They all share the common thread of the importance of family. We’ve all seen the […]

The Real Harvest of Harvest Time

This morning I was snapping fresh green beans from the garden to go with our supper tonight.  Whenever I do this it always reminds me of time with my Grandfather, and my Aunt when I was growing up.  My Aunt grew up on a hard working farm, and my Grandfather did farm work as a […]

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The Curran Homestead Living History Farm and Museum 372 Fields Pond Road, Orrington, ME 04474 Welcome to the Curran Homestead blog. The Curran Homestead, Inc. is a non-profit, 501 (c) 3 corporation which maintains a living history farm museum where our mission is to collect, preserve and present Maine’s rural subsistence farming heritage and […]