Daniel Fortin looking at his heifers before auction

Dairy Farm Auction at Carman Brook Farm

A dairy farm auction was held on May 2, 2018 at the Carman Brook Farm.  We decided last fall that we would be changing the way we do business and dispersing of our cattle and dairy equipment.  This allows us to focus on our maple operation and start enjoying some down time. Retirement Daniel has been living and working on …

finished maple apple waffle sundae

Maple Syrup Apple Waffle Sundae

The Maple Syrup Apple Waffle Sundae recipe morphs from complex to simple in my kitchen.  I originally got this recipe from Dishing Up Vermont by Storey Publishing.  The cookbook is a compilation of recipes from around Vermont.  The Birds Nest Inn in Waterbury Center shared the original recipe that I started using and they call it Maple Apple Waffles with Ben & …

maple syrup fruit Popsicle

Maple Syrup Fruit Popsicles

Maple syrup fruit popsicles are a healthy and refreshing summer treat.  This is a simple recipe you can make with the kids that everyone will enjoy. Here’s the recipe. Below are my hints, tips, ideas and variations. Maple Syrup Fruit Popsicles Recipe 1/2 cup CBF Maple Syrup, grade of  your choice 2 large pink grapefruits 2 peaches, pitted, sliced and …

maple candy fish and seashells plated on table

Maple Candy Fish and Seashells

Maple candy fish and seashells are a perfect fit for beach and tropical events. Beach themes are popular with children for birthday parties, too. I’m going to cover everything you need to know about our maple candy fish and seashells. How to Buy Maple Candy Fish and Seashells Buy maple candy shapes by the pound and half pound.  Once you …

me and my dog, Primos paddling the Rock river

Rock River Paddle

I really enjoy a Rock River paddle. There are plenty of places I can paddle within 15 minutes of my home, but none quite as spectacular and close as the Rock River.  This portion of the river has so little traffic, its virtually undisturbed.  That’s one of its greatest attractions for me and you feel like you’re in a South …