The year ahead? Onward and upward! We want to make significant progress in terms of exposing people to the concept of small-batch, single source, minimally processed syrups (need to come up with a shorter description first!). There is a world of maple magic in its multitude of flavors and applications. Not just for pancakes!
November proved warmer than typical which has been much appreciated–a lot of good work was accomplished. We’ve not had beavers in the pond before, and their arrival was quite thrilling for some of us.
The power of community has also stepped in on Zoar Road to try to protect its character and quality, including (but certainly not limited to) saving an historic school house on our road. Sadly, the school (which we believe was constructed in the 1870s to replace an earlier structure), will likely soon be in the shadow of a large manure storage facility being constructed by a regional dairy CAFO (concentrated animal feeding operation).