Maple Blondies…wow

Eleanor and I were looking for a recipe to combine maple and a brownie type sweet treat. She wanted to maple oatmeal cookies, which admittedly are fabulous, but I knew her attention span for dropping the cookies on the sheets… Continue Reading →

Maple White Sandwich Bread

We were in need of a loaf of bread for the weekend. Given our abundance of maple syrup, and the desire for a sandwich loaf, I set out to find a recipe that would use maple as the sweetener in… Continue Reading →

No-knead Dutch Oven Bread

Over the past year we have experimented a lot with baking our own bread. Jeremiah has perfected a sandwich loaf modified from the King Arthur Flour Baker’s Companion; this has become our fall back bread: tasty, easy, not a huge… Continue Reading →

Sugaring in a world of social distancing (Fresh syrup available!!!)

Usually the sugarhouse is a social place, with neighbors and friends stopping by to chat, carry a few arm loads of wood, and taste some fresh syrup. Kids are found playing queen of the mountain on the snowbanks and splashing… Continue Reading →

Sweet Bear Farm, delicious maple syrup, and social distancing in a pandemic

I write to you from the end of our road as we watch events related to the COVID-19 pandemic unfolding. As I’m sure you’ve seen circulating, the best way to decrease the impact of a pandemic is to “flatten the… Continue Reading →

Snow pigs!

We had a January thaw last week. The fence had been raised up for the previous snows. The gilts (Marigold, Violet and Gertrude) realized that this left the fence vulnerable. We thought the girls were tall enough that it shouldn’t be… Continue Reading →

Sweet Bear foliage

Eleanor and I were out moving the pigs today and noted just how beautiful it was. Pictures snapped hastily with my iPhone between tying fences don’t show the majesty or the sweet feeling of the fall sun warming the chills… Continue Reading →

New stove for the house at Sweet Bear Farm

The origin of the new stove is a long story, and if you’re really interested, stop by for some maple sweetened tea and maple oatmeal cookies, we can regale you. The only important piece of that story, really, is that,… Continue Reading →

New piglets!!!

Breaking news! Rose just delivered a beautiful litter of spotted piglets! More to follow!

Observations from the farm

Hard to believe we’re well on the way into August. It’s been a whirlwind of a summer. The cliche is right, time just seems to go by faster every year. We’ve been busy on the farm and with work and… Continue Reading →

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