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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#342 Goats for the Asking

Hello again Maple People, Our new tenants appeared recently one day riding in the back of a Jeep station wagon. I had signed the contract, so to speak, with a verbal "OK, I'll take 'em next summer" way back in January…easy thing to do when you think winter'll never end. Well, it did, and the […]

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#339 Leatherman

Hello again Maple People, As you all know, I still live on and work at the same farm where I grew up. Over the years, we've grown about every crop on this place that's possible to grow here in Vermont. The job of a farmer is to be diversified, to know a little bit about […]

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#331 Good Friend

Hello again Maple People, In the last few days, my dreams of retirement have taken on a whole new look…they're for the birds! I've been down with the flu and, to the myriad of other flu symptoms, I would add "stir-crazy". The only redeeming thing about it is that I've been able to read all […]

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#328 Thankfully Snowy

Hello again Maple People, Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. I recently got some concurrence from my friend Gordon out in Utah: "my favorite holiday of the whole year" he wrote. "…to my knowledge the candy companies have not yet created a line of candy for this holiday…..its just a honest to goodness simple […]

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#327 Generation of Hope

  I wake up most mornings crusty-eyed and in the doldrums. I stumble to the coffee pot, pour a cup, and then stumble back to bed. My routine includes laying there as long as necessary sipping. Powered by Maxwell House, I gradually "percolate" and face south like a sunflower. Our view of the meadows and […]

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#326 Slanted Toward Optimism

Hello again Maple People, Recently I wrote a column about my dad's and my failed attempt at putting a Plymouth slant six engine into our old Allis Chalmers tractor. This particular project was doomed from the start, and, in a way, was really not so much about extending the useful lives of old tractors, but […]

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#325 Sugarhouse Fun

Hello again Maple People, Here at the waning of our fall foliage season I've had a chance to come up for air and think back on a few of the more interesting folks who recently visited our place. Since we specialize in bus tours, I've drawn out a couple of notable bus experiences: Our run […]

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