A Simple Life at a Farm in Maine

Inspired by legendary back-to-the-landers Scott and Helen Nearing, Kate NaDeau lives simply and seasonally in a handbuilt stone house on a twenty-six-acre Maine hillside.

Kate designed organically shaped beds that undulate through the terraced hillside, planted with evergreens, shrubs, and perennials. She built up the thin soil by growing cover crops such as buckwheat and winter rye, then tilling them into the soil as green manure.
Photography By Carolyn Bates