A Trip to The Outhouse Farm

A Trip to The Outhouse Farm

I was thinking Marketing might better have been consulted when I first heard that our Thanksgiving dinner was residing at Outhouse Farm in Waddington, New York, but I was undeterred. Nothing was getting between me and a Midget White heritage breed turkey this year—least of all a farm name.

Gobble, gobble

Gobble, gobble

I haven’t been entirely unthinking about the selection of our Thanksgiving bird. It needs to be tasty. It should be wholesome (read: not filled with saline, hormones and antibiotics). I’d like to think it should have had a pleasant life.

Woodpiles and hibernation

Woodpiles and hibernation

As I stacked wood this morning, I was recounting the weekend and counting blessings (and dogs because they kept inserting themselves between me and the woodpile).

Welcome to Zoar Tapatree

Welcome to Zoar Tapatree

Zoar Tapatree is an idea that germinated around a festive dinner table in the dead of winter and blossomed with a sprinkle of the heady optimism only achieved by those suffering with prolonged cabin fever. What, say you, is Zoar Tapatree? It is a forum for an amalgam...
Seasonal syrups…never heard of them? Neither had we!

Seasonal syrups…never heard of them? Neither had we!

Paul Haldeman’s sensitivity to the seasons and his constant attention to trees led him to the realization that with our ever moderating winter temperatures, sap was flowing in appreciable amounts during three discrete periods: In the fall, as we transition to winter;...
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