#365 — They’re More Than Just Flowers

July 15, 2016 Hello again Maple People, One of my musician friends also runs a flower shop. She’s quite “mellow” as most musicians are but one subject that can draw her ire is the phrase “in lieu of flowers” that we often see in obituaries these days. I can’t say that I blame her because […]

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News from Vermont #357 The Mysteries of Sugarin’

March 3, 2016 Needless to say, maple sugaring is on my mind these days here in early spring. Everywhere we go the questions to us gush out like sap on a good day: “Will it be a good season? Will this weird winter affect sugarin’? Made any syrup yet?”. And the answers are, respectively, “Huh?, […]

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#356 — Burr at the Farm Show.

!February 18, 2016 Hello Again Maple People I recently made my annual pilgrimage to the Vermont Farm Show. The day hinted of January thaw but still, there was a breezy Champlain Valley bite to the air as I exited my car in an almost muddy parking lot. I headed toward the fairgrounds thinking “hard place […]

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News from Vermont #355 At the Whammy Bar.

February 4, 2016 Any time I have the opportunity, I tell young music students to “grin and bear it”. It’s true that for much of every musician’s early tenure, there’s a fine line between their “instrument” being one of music or one of torture, but prevailing through the agony always brings huge returns. This old […]

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News from Vermont #353 Them Humans

Hello Again Maple People! Them Humans. January 6, 2016 Howyadoin’? I’m James, a fixed male goat livin’ up here on County Road. You’ll have to excuse me but right now I’m eatin’ and oh boy, is this stuff good! My buddy Rex is here with me and we’ll both tell ya, there’s nothin’ like a […]

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News from Vermont #351 Home’s good!

News from Vermont # November 27, 2015 Hello again Maple People, Our most recent deer hunting season has now passed and, once again, I didn’t get out and join the ranks as a hunter. Not being in the hunting “loop”, I even forget to dress for the season when I go out on our acreage. […]

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Apples, Apples Everywhere

Hello Again Maple People! News from Vermont November 27, 2015 Hello again Maple People, Along with the usual burst of color and increasingly frosty mornings, we got an additional fall benefit this year…apples. Here in mid-November, folks are still exclaiming about the abundance of apples as a simple drive on any of our area’s back […]

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Maple Apple Pie

Maple Apple Pie Ingredients: Crust: 2 cups all-purpose King Arthur Flour 2/3 cup shortening 6 to 7 Tablespoons cold water Filling: 8 apples peeled, cored & cut into wedges (use variety: Macintosh, Cortland, Granny Smith) 1 cup Morse Farm Grade B Maple Syrup 3/4 cup all-purpose King Arthur Flour 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt 1/2 […]

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News from Vermont # 349 “Glee’s Babies”

News from Vermont # 349 My Good Goats Nov. 12, 2015 Hello again Maple People, Call me baaaaad but I love my goats right up until I hate ’em. I hate ’em when they do their Houdini act and reappear in Betsy’s geraniums or even worse, embark on a “shopping spree” in our store. That’s […]

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News from Vermont # 343 “The Road to Tickenecket”

News from Vermont # 343 “The Road to Tickenecket” Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks Montpelier, VT www.morsefarm.com July 8, 2015 Hello again Maple People, There are very few places here in Vermont that I have never been but Ticklenaked Pond was one of them up until recently. And the circumstances that led me there were as […]

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