Remembering…

Remembering…

On Memorial Day, the relocated 1870s one room school house was open for the afternoon to our community. It was a magical afternoon spent with three former students, neighbors, and friends, hearing stories dating back to the early 1900’s of teachers, snowball...
In like a lion…

In like a lion…

Traditional maple season is upon us! Paul cannot remember a spring season starting so early in earnest. We’re pretty much two full weeks ahead of schedule, and we’re collecting without having to work around snow. Not a particularly classic scene, although...
Goodbye, 2016… Hello, 2017!

Goodbye, 2016… Hello, 2017!

I am celebrating the end of the year as I have for the past few years: a big pot of curry, a glass of wine, family and friends.  There is something comforting and also fortifying in this combination. Something about a full stomach and heart, no doubt. Looking around...
Yule be Cool!

Yule be Cool!

This summer and fall have been very busy with downsizing Grandma Pat from her log home on the hill to accommodations on Zoar Road. It led all of us to closely examine what is truly important…the stuff or the people behind the stuff. The conclusion we reached is...
We the people…

We the people…

After a rancorous election season, we celebrate Veterans Day and for that we are grateful. Both our syrup maker, Paul Haldeman, and our webmaster, Will McCulloch have served many years in military service to our great nation. Innumerable of our family, friends and...
Rebels with a Cause

Rebels with a Cause

Rebels. We’re currently loaded with them. A couple of weeks ago, Paul and Brad were headed out for (more of) the summer ritual of cutting and splitting wood when they noticed bees swarming along the side of the shed to the rear of the sap house. Lots of bees....
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