It sounds so simple, I'm surprised there aren't more of them.

Certainly, more than once in our lifetime, we've learned a bit about food pantries. They're integral parts of many communities. The concept is simple enough... families in need can go to a food pantry, and get hooked up with some staples to keep their family going. But heat is a huge problem for a lot of Maine families.

And this year will be no exception. Gas and oil prices are expected to be the highest they've been in quite a while, so keeping the family warm is going to be a real challenge for a lot of folks. But over in Searsmont, they've got a way they've been dealing with it. A community woodshed, according to WABI.

The woodshed started because of a UMaine study.

About eight years ago, after a UMaine study looked into the usefulness of a community woodshed, much like the way a food pantry works. Eight years later, it seems they've proven there's a great need for it. Folks who roll up for wood, often have stories that soften even the hardest of hearts, concerning their ability to keep their family warm.

Heat is a huge problem for a lot of Maine families.

And this isn't just in Searsmont. There are nine locations around Waldo County where people can come to get wood. For that matter, it's not just for people in Waldo County. They estimate last year, they helped over 140 families, from five different counties. That's a huge commitment from their volunteers to keep all that moving.

Despite having the biggest budget they've ever had this year, there's always room to donate or help. Or if you need firewood to keep warm this winter, you can contact the Woodshed directly and place an order at

Tour The Most Expensive Apartment Currently For Rent In Maine

Located within Hobson's Landing at 383 Commercial Street in Portland, this corner unit apartment with its floor-to-ceiling windows will not only let the sunshine in but also give you a fabulous view of a working waterfront and the Casco Bay Bridge. 

This is a 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath, 1,795-square-foot apartment, and it's for rent at $8,775 per month. 

Look Inside The Most Inexpensive House For Sale In Maine

The least expensive house for sale in Maine, as of this writing, is a 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 1,052 square foot mobile home with an addition on it at 48 Beech Lane in Whitefield. It's listed for sale by Coldwell Banker Rizzo Mattson on Zillow for $19,900.

Let's take a peek inside and around the property.

LOOK: 50 famous memes and what they mean

With the infinite number of memes scattered across the internet, it's hard to keep track. Just when you've grasped the meaning of one hilarious meme, it has already become old news and replaced by something equally as enigmatic. Online forums like Tumblr, Twitter, 4chan, and Reddit are responsible for a majority of meme infections, and with the constant posting and sharing, finding the source of an original meme is easier said than done. Stacker hunted through internet resources, pop culture publications, and databases like Know Your Meme to find 50 different memes and what they mean. While the almost self-replicating nature of these vague symbols can get exhausting, memes in their essence can also bring people closer together—as long as they have internet access.