Spring 2022 Newsletter

Welcome Springtime! Sugaring season in the northeast ended in mid-April.  The taps have been pulled and our sugar maples are now in the phase of growing leaves which will begin the process of making next year’s sugar through photosynthesis.  We are also continuing the cycle of preparation for next year’s season. Right now the most…

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Summer Newsletter 2021

Summer Newsletter 2021 It’s still…… Summer! It’s been a very productive summer, here in Huntington, Vermont. While sugaring season lasts a few short weeks each year, the preparation happens throughout the summer and fall. Read on for news from the sugar farm and for some great maple recipes! Firewood is on the agenda for the…

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Spring Newsletter 2021

Welcome Springtime! Sugaring 2021 is here! Sugarers all over the northeast are welcoming the season we prepare for all year long. The sugarhouse is ready, the wood has been stacked and drying for 10 months, the sugar lines are stretched from tree to tree and the taps are in! Everything that can be  prepared in advance…

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January 2021 Newsletter

Welcome to January! It’s time to prepare the sugarbush! It seems like yesterday, and yet also a long time ago, that the nation went into lockdown. Last March we were isolated on our hill in Huntington, Vermont, with only one task: boil the thousands of gallons of maple sap into maple syrup, one stick of…

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October 2020 Newsletter

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” -L.M. Montgomery Welcome to the sugar farm in Autumn! Lucy Maud Montgomery wrote about the splendor of October in Anne of Green Gables. We think our sugar dog, Archie, may be experiencing his own Anne Shirley moment! Archie came to Couching Lion Maple…

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August 2020 Newsletter

August Newsletter “Breathe the sweetness that hovers in August. ”   Welcome to August! I couldn’t agree with poet Denise Levertov more, there really is a sweetness that hovers in August. Vermont is so beautiful right now. The garden is overflowing with vegetables, our peach tree is drooping with fruit and the fields are bursting with wildflowers. I think the…

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