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2014 Maple Syrup Season Part 2

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Monday April 28, 2014   -   By Katie

I was sad when I realized that the best thing for our family was the discontinuance of our CSA. All the same, it was a peace-filled realization. However… I recently had an experience that was easily the saddest, most disheartening experience of my...

2014 Maple Syrup Season Part 1

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday March 14, 2014   -   By Katie

It’s maple sugarin’ season in Michigan! If I had been on my toes I would have tapped my trees on Thursday, March 6 as the weather conditions were just right for running sap – cold nights and above-freezing, sunny days. But alas, I’m a busy mom and I...

Homemade Pure Maple Syrup Part 2

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday March 29, 2013   -   By Katie

Last week I shared that we’ve been collecting maple sap for making our own maple syrup. It has been a great family-time endeavor and the first step – collecting maple sap – couldn’t be simpler. To learn how to collect your own maple sap, click here . ...

Homemade Pure Maple Syrup

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday March 15, 2013   -   By Katie

My father-in-law (hereafter lovingly referred to as “Papa”) is currently in his third year of making homemade maple syrup from his own trees. Last year he made an abundance and we’ve been blessed with as much free, pure maple syrup as our little ...

Potter-Tioga Maple Weekend

Blog: Fitzgerald's Family Farm, LLC   -   Thursday March 24, 2011   -   By Sharon

The Potter-Tioga Maple Weekend is  this  weekend, March 26th and 27th! Every spring, the Potter-Tioga Maple Producers Association open up the doors to their sugar houses and invite the public to come in and see how maple syrup is made.  Some of...

Potter-Tioga Maple Weekend

Blog: Fitzgerald's Family Farm, LLC   -   Thursday March 24, 2011   -   By Sharon

The Potter-Tioga Maple Weekend is  this  weekend, March 26th and 27th! Every spring, the Potter-Tioga Maple Producers Association open up the doors to their sugar houses and invite the public to come in and see how maple syrup is made.  Some of...

My Cup Runneth Over...

Blog: Fitzgerald's Family Farm, LLC   -   Thursday March 17, 2011   -   By Sharon

Well, my Cup may not be running over, but my  Maple Sap Tanks sure were! Before I got the hose on it, the sap was POURING onto the ground! I didn't collect sap for two days because the weather was cool and there just wasn't...

Of Rust and Tools

Blog: Hurricane Farm   -   Friday March 05, 2010   -   By Chris

Not sure what it is...but most everything around here has a bit of rust to it.  Sort of makes it better, I think.  

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...

Yep, winter is finally over!

Blog: Alaskan Hen House   -   Tuesday April 28, 2009   -   By Terrisa

Our snow and ice is completely gone. But we are deep in mud right now. It seems to be everywhere and completely unavoidable. Cleaning up the pen yards has been trecherous with it being so wet but a definite necessity. Our teens and their friends are making...

The sap is running!

Blog: Milk and Honey Farm   -   Wednesday March 11, 2009   -   By Kerry

The sap is running!  We are excited to be maple syruping for the first time this year.  We couldn't believe how much sap we had this morning after a warm night.  The buckets were nearly spilling over!  Did you know that it takes...

Tapping of the Maples has begun

Blog: Great Lakes Honey   -   Thursday February 12, 2009   -   By Phoenix

Well folks, spring is peaking around the corner for us here in the Midwest.  This gives me a glimmer of hope that our Michigan winter is coming to an end.  With a few days above 45 degrees I decided it's time to tap some trees and bring in our first...


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