29 February 2012

still sugarin'

Not much new to post this past week... more sap, more syrup.

Hope everyone is having a great week!

22 February 2012

Adam and the boys have been busy pruning the random apple trees around the farm.

One of them is right on the roadside here...makes me wonder if it just happened to grow here, or if someone really planted it in this spot.

Speaking of the road, our farm is split into three parcels by two different roads. Years ago, when we were dreaming of the farm we'd have, that farm was down some dirt road lined with stone walls. Well, this farm is not--but we've come to appreciate the road for selling our meats, veggies and eggs.

(the "drive-thru" egg window)

And I can't help but think of the history of the farm with the road right here. This road was probably just a narrow carriage road when our farm was built. That bridge, now part of our beloved rail-trail into town, was the rail that carried vegetables, fruits and flowers grown right here into the nearest large town 15 miles away.

20 February 2012

in the kitchen, on the needles

well, syrup has pretty much taken over our kitchen right now.
no complaints from anyone here, though. :)

and i'm finally trying out this book that i received for christmas.
slowly but surely, my socks are coming along.

What's in your kitchen or on your needles??

14 February 2012

sweetening the pan

we boiled for the first time last saturday.
what a wonderful day in the sugarhouse--
the sweet smell of sap boiling,
meals around the fire,
friends stopping in...
not quite syrup yet,
but we've sweetened the pan.

11 February 2012

this moment

joining soulemama's {this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.