|The road through the woods in fall.|
Like many tiny towns in the great expanse of forest and fields north of Bangor, which most people consider far enough north, our little burg faces the challenge of a dwindling and aging population and resources. We have not yet reached the stage of considering deorganization, as has Bancroft, population of sixty, which made the fateful decision last summer, and after 126 years as a community, joined the vast reaches of northern Maine’s Unorganized Territories. Nor are we faced with that decision and process as has been the case for nearby Oxbow Plantation, whose 53 residents voted this week to give up its township and rely instead on the county and state for essential services. But the reality of outward migration from the once thriving woods and potato lands of northern Maine is in fact very real, and often deorganization is considered a possibility.
|Snow in Aroostook|
|Dogs in bed|
|Vanilla Cardamom Lip Balm, top; and Sweet Floral Lotion below. |