#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 #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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#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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