News from Vermont #370 Don’t Judge A Burr By It’s Cover…

November 2, 2016 Hello again Maple People, As I’ve shared with you before, when I was sixteen my father sold our dairy cows and decided to try his hand at diversified farming. Post dairy cows, our farm consisted of vegetable growing, beef cows and maple sugaring, all ventures that maximized labor and minimized income. I, […]

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News from Vermont #369 Don’t Have A Cow!

September 23, 2016 Hello again Maple People, Every day lately we have been jugging up syrup preparing for all the visitors coming soon to see Vermont‘s beautiful fall foliage. In addition to that heavenly aroma of maple syrup heating up and, of course, the ample opportunity to taste-test lots of it, my jugging job has […]

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News from Vermont #368 A Boy And His Dog…?

News from Vermont #368 A Boy And His Dog…? September 9, 2016 Hello again Maple People, It seems these days with all the stupid things going on in our human “community” that maybe the animals have a better handle on how to live life. After all, you don’t see any of them walking around “thumbing” […]

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#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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