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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#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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