The 2014 Maple Season

The 2014 maple sugaring season is turning into one for the record books for uniqueness and patience. March, usually the biggest production month, saw only 9 boils that produced 25% of a full crop for our farm. The extreme cold temperatures and winter storms really have kept the woods frozen. With April 1st came drastic changes in the temperature as …

Sleepy Owl and Maple Saturday’s

One of the best things about being outside and working on the land is that you get to experience rare opportunities to spot wildlife. While the boys were out working in the woods this sleepy old Barred Owl popped his head out to see who was disturbing his morning sleep and they were lucky enough to snap a picture.. During …

Ice Fishing Derby, Ice Damage & Winter Workshop

In February Daniel and Levon attended a Winter Farmer’s Workshop sponsored by the Friends of Northern Lake Champlain. The workshop focused on what farmers can do to minimize the impact to our waterways when they plant crops. The daylong workshop was held in St. Albans, VT, and was attended by over 100 farmers. The 34th Annual Islands Ice Fishing Derby …

The Planning Month

On our farm January is always the month of reflecting both back in time and forward in time. What did we plant last year? What will we plant for forages this year? How many acres? Should we prepay for fertilizer? If so, how much? What projects will we take on this year? What fences will be replaced in the pastures? …