Waning days of November

Waning days of November

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.

Reading, writing, and ‘rithmetic

Reading, writing, and ‘rithmetic

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).

Independence

Independence

July! How it got here, we will never know (but it likely had something to do with logging 30 days in June)… This Independence Day weekend saw the official, official end to Paul’s asparagus season (so sorry, adoring asparagus eating friends!), and it meant...
Maple Lemonade, Infused with Fresh Mint

Maple Lemonade, Infused with Fresh Mint

Thank you to Chef Boo Wells for this amazingly delicious treat! To make one gallon of this refreshing, sipping lemonade… 10-cups cold water 4-cups freshly squeezed lemon juice 2-cups (one pint) Tapatree maple syrup 1-cup granulated sugar 2-lemons, thinly sliced,...
Spring syrups…delicious!

Spring syrups…delicious!

Paul is busy finishing the late syrups, but we have multiple reviews for the majority of the spring season. What are your favorites? The buttery tones, vanilla, honey-citrus? Each small batch presents a unique experience for your palate. These are our taste impressions—make sure you send us yours!

Meet your trees, meet your syrup~

Meet your trees, meet your syrup~

As people who make syrup, we are interested in tasting syrup from other syrup makers and learning about their operations. What has been a bit of an eye-opener, however, are the realities of locating those people or relating to the processes taking over the craft....
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