Category Archives: Maple sugaring

sugar shack…

A little slow movement on the sugar shack is to bring in some stones for to put the building on top.  I filled in the hole where the top soil was removed.  I had to wait until a good dry spell before bringing the truck in — with 22+ tons...
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Looking forward to winter

What?? Who looks forward to winter?  We’ll I do when I’m starting out my little sugar shack for boiling maple sap.  Of course, there’s a looooong way to go before it will be ready, but here’s the first step: clearing away some of the top soil.  I’ve got it oriented...
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Maple Season

The 2014 maple sugaring season started with a drip and ended with a whimper — oh, what a season!  We didn’t even tap our trees until March 8th, a full 3, if not 4, weeks later than when I usually get my first flow of sap.  And, even then, it...
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Busy winter

So much going on, but little time to write! We went to the NOFA-NH conference last weekend and enjoyed a number of great workshops.  We’ve learned about biodynamics, nutrient dense food, mushrooms, growing hops, orchards… Also getting ready for maple sugaring season.  Chris Bridge came to the rescue and helped...
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