All posts by Lucas Rumler

Lucas Rumler

About Lucas Rumler

I’m originally from the land of Soybeans and Corn- growing up the tallest thing in our town was the grain elevator. I moved to Maine in 2008 as part of Americorps. I fell in love with the state, and then the Saint who would eventually become my wife (much to her dismay on most days). We settled in her hometown- Mount Vernon which had been our plan since we started dating. We are active and involved in our community, we homestead, and we both work full time. We are trying to balance the stresses of living and working in this state while at the same time trying to strengthen our little corner of the world. My ambitions for our homestead do not necessarily line up with my competency, capacity, or free time. I am an apple nerd with no knowledge, a beekeeper who keeps hope alive- but maybe not my bees, a gardener who is trying desperately to figure out a niche market for the only things I can successfully grow (ragweed and crabgrass), and a backyard carpenter who has never made a straight cut or a level table- and doesn’t see any real reason to start now. I hope that this blog can help document my continuing failures and occasional successes as we continue to build our lives in our Village. I am active and involved in our local community, and I have been recently nominated by the Cat as the best male blogger. You can contact me at, on Facebook at, or by mail at 46 Weston Road, Mount Vernon, ME 04352.

A fair to middling farm dog is hard to find part 2 (whence cometh the hawks)

A few months back, I wrote about our new puppy in “A fair to middling farm dog is hard to find” ( I’m here to update you on the progress we have made so far with the dog. Zuzu is just over a year old now and is getting- let’s just call it robust. She […]

In defense of road slobs

A favorite blogger, columnist, and community member of mine- George Smith recently wrote another column bashing road Slobs (   This has become a personal vendetta for a man who has dedicated his life to preserving the Maine outdoors that he has waged for years, and we should all thank him for it.  However, I’m here […]

A community of giants

I live in a community of giants, however, even giants need help sometimes. In the past week, in my little corner of the world, three of the greatest titans need our assistance. First, and very publicly, a man I consider somewhat of a mentor, and most certainly a friend George Smith shared his struggle […]

The hypocrisy of GMO advocates

There has been a storm brewing in research for some time now. Several years ago, a researcher by the name Giles Eric Seralini posted a peer-reviewed study that stated that glyphosate potentially caused cancer in rats. He was immediately attacked. Some of the criticism, absolutely valid. Scientists commonly quibble over methodology. Some of it personal. […]