#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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#324 Colors from Sublime to Ridiculous

Hello again Maple People, Once again, Autumn in Vermont puts me in a "colorful" mood…lets talk colors, colors from the sublime to the ridiculous and all those in between. For the sublime…our fall foliage has been as usual a masterpiece right from God's paint brush! The textures and hues around here were magical, ethereal, and, […]

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#323 Free Rides on the Farm

Hello again Maple People, Lately I've been communicating with my email buddy Don Friesen from Thomas, Oklahoma. Don has written his memoirs and I, lover of reading about other people's lives, said "I want to read 'em". I was immediately captivated by his farm beginnings in Thomas, beginnings not unlike my very own right here […]

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#320 A Snapshot of Change

Hello again Maple People, It should have been a simple toilet fix but that guy "Murphy" kept throwing in the proverbial "monkey wrench". Both my state of mind and physical hygiene were "in the tank" as I returned from my third trip to the hardware store. I sat at the intersection of Montpelier's Main and […]

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#318 Wingin’ Away at Life

Hello again Maple People, It may seem a little weird that occasionally my writing goes off on a "music" tangent. After all, I am a farmer with deep farming roots but somewhere along the way those roots got tangled up with a bit of music. Like horses and cows, you might say they're not related […]

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#316 Good Memories Live On

Hello again Maple People, Recently we had a memorial service at the Old West Church for our dear friend Rena Robinson. Rena was "Jack of about everything" here at Morse Farm for years. As expected, lots of folks showed up and many had words to share about Rena who was one of these people who […]

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#314 Flip-Flop News

  Hello again Maple People, Jeez…the respect I'm not gettin' these days would make Rodney Dangerfield appear upbeat! It all started with one of our local TV stations, the NBC affiliate, coming to our farm (and I don't even recall that it was this year) and interviewing me about our sugar season. At the time […]

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#305 Got Sisu?

Hello again Maple People, As a group, there's none more maligned than our poor "mothers-in-law"…yup, any comedian worth his salty attitude pulls the "mother-in-law" card early and often. Down through the ages, there were no doubt a few who deserved their bad rap but now to set my record straight, my mother-in-law was not one […]

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#303 Winter Heroes

Hello again Maple People, I'll never lose the rush I get with the first "real" snowstorm. I don't mean little flirts with the flurries but honest to goodness accumulations where you can get out there and do a little wallowin'…something substantial that'll bring out the plow guys, our true Vermont heroes. Yup, if those guys […]

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#302 Roots Clear to Cape Cod

Hello again Maple People, The words "Happy Thanksgiving " have recently echoed over the rivers and through the woods here at Morse Farm and that's great with me…I love Thanksgiving. It's the lack of commercialism that really attracts me to this New England-bred holiday and, yes, call me a cussed hypocrite, Christmas tree entrepreneur that […]

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