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Simmering September

Blog: Fresh South Market   -   Friday September 03, 2010   -   By Tricia

As the mornings are a tad cooler, I am hopeful that fall is around the corner. October is my absolute favoirte month. I cannot wait to share great North Georgia apples, pumpkins and few south Georgia pecans with the folks around Fayette County.  I am...

Work Begins On Our Newest Pasture

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Tuesday August 03, 2010   -   By Chris

We've finally started work on our newest pasture.  This particular pasture is about 2/3 of a mile down the road...not far at all.  We've finally "tamed" the pasture that we acquired laste year--meaning all of the invasive trees have been...

Photos from the Hurricane Farm Tour

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Monday July 12, 2010   -   By Chris

This past Saturday we took part in the Coventry Regional Farmer's Market "Graze Fest" which involved tours of some of the farms involved in the market.  Erica did a great job showing a nice group of eager folks around our farm and many...

Hurricane Farm on Facebook

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Monday June 07, 2010   -   By Chris

That's right!  You can follow our exploits, experiments, failures, and success stories on FACEBOOK.!/pages/Scotland-CT/Hurricane-Farm/111791448862149?ref=ts&ajaxpipe=1&__a=9 WHOA!  That is...

Hurricane Farm: The Movie

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Wednesday June 02, 2010   -   By Chris

In the Fall of 2009--a year and a half after establishing our Scotland, Connecticut farm--a film crew shot the following documentary. "The New Farmer's Voice" Enjoy!

Hurricane Farm at Scotland Farm Day, 2010

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Monday May 17, 2010   -   By Chris

We brought some of our livestock to the annual Farm Day here in Scotland, CT this past weekend.  The photos below are from the Norwich Bulletin. Here's two week old Moe sleeping after a morning's full of attention.   The piglets were...

The Further Emergence of Spring

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Thursday April 22, 2010   -   By Chris

Spring continues its forward progession.  New calves have been introduced to the growing "herd" out in the pastures... A new lamb, named Vera, is introduced to some of the other sheep in the flock... A little girl...

Spring is Alive

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Monday April 05, 2010   -   By Chris

Spring is alive at the farm and the surrounding woodlands and wetlands.  The frogs have been peeping for weeks, and now after their loud rituals we are finding egg sacks in the "frog pond" and along the banks of the brook and stream. ...

First Batch of 2010 Maple Syrup

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Tuesday March 02, 2010   -   By Chris

We had the evaporator firing late into the night over this past weekend and our results yielded our first batch of 2010 Maple Syrup!  The full moon was out, the steam was rising from the pan, and Hurricane Farm's Official "Taste...

Winter Continues

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Saturday February 27, 2010   -   By Chris

It was "supposed to, maybe, probably, it could" snow all week here in Connecticut.  We had rain.  But...Friday came and so did the snow.  Finally! The maple buckets are in the woods and there is a fresh layer of clean,...

The Sap Flows!

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Monday February 22, 2010   -   By Chris

It took only a few hours and a sunny morning to get about 100 taps in.  We dug out the buckets, lids, tools, and spouts, loaded up the trucks, and headed across town to the sugar bush. The owners of the land that we use have been hard at work...

Bringin' In the Wood...Maple Anyone?

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Thursday February 18, 2010   -   By Chris

With the roof on, the trees tapped, and SNOW in the forecast, it was time to bring in some of our dry firewood. Our design of a post/pole building leaves plenty of open room for the sunshine, for fresh air and ventilation, and for stacking...

Work on the Sugar Hut Continues...Frantically!

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Monday February 15, 2010   -   By Chris

We've been planning for a couple of weeks to tap the maple trees today (President's Day).  So...for the past couple of days we've been frantically working on getting the sugaring hut finished up. Erica and I were able to move the evaporator--about 1...

Maple Sugarin'

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Sunday February 07, 2010   -   By Chris

It's just about time to pull out all of the equipment and head out to the woods!  This week we have lots in store at the farm... 100's of buckets, lids, tubing, and spouts will need to be rinsed off, loaded into our truck, and driven across town to...

Winter and Snow

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Tuesday January 12, 2010   -   By Chris

Winter has set in and we have a solid covering of snow.  Looks like we'll be covered until the maple sap is running in March!  It snowed earlier than usual and has been colder than usual.  Such a combination has resulted in a nice white blanket...

Just In Time To Beat the Snow

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Sunday December 13, 2009   -   By Chris

A couple of weeks back we had about what seemed to be non-stop rain for days on end.  The farm had become a mud pit.  Almost like Spring, but without the flowers, grass, and other plants popping up and sucking up the excess water.  So...we had...

Some (Re)Assembly Required

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Wednesday November 25, 2009   -   By Chris

A while back I was stuck in the mud with my Farmall Cub tractor.  I was furiously running the throttle up and down, back and forth trying to get enough momentum to break free and get the tractor moving forward instead of downward into the mud.  I...

Shearing Sheep -- Finally!

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Tuesday November 17, 2009   -   By Chris

We finally found someone to shear our sheep.  We'd placed an ad and had several reponses, but people tend to get busy, time slips by, and before you know it the sheep are sporting dreadlocks.  (And not the nice ones like Erica's!) We eventually...

Shorter Days and Pumpkins

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Thursday November 05, 2009   -   By Chris

The days are getting shorter.  So much in fact that we had to carve our annual Halloween pumpkins by lamplight at 3:00 in the afternoon!  Overcast conditions coupled with Standard Daylight Time makes for some early evenings. The kids and...

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