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If it fits… it sits…

Yesterday we were greeted with a chilly morning, around 40 degrees. Today we were up over 80. Apparently summer did decide to arrive, just in time for June this week. We moved the meat pigs to help eat down some… Continue Reading →

Putting the pigs to work

I’m probably a little behind, but my goal is to start getting the vegetable starts out of the basement and into the garden this weekend. Likely I should have started things like peas outside already, but I didn’t have the… Continue Reading →

Moose!!!

We had some dusk visitors to the pond this evening. We happened to look out the window while headed for a potty break during bedtime and noticed cow and calf moose availing themselves of some refreshments at the pond edge…. Continue Reading →

Off the grid again…

We spent 88 hours off the grid after a big thunderstorm on Friday. This time the line was snapped on our road, and many other places in the region, delaying restoration of power. We were very thankful for the generator… Continue Reading →

Out of the Mud

We’ve finally had enough dry weather and greening up to be able to move the big pigs from their winter pasture to a new area. The mud was bad after the rains on Sunday, but after we woke up to… Continue Reading →

Spring!

Spring on a Maple farm means cleaning up from sugaring. We pulled all the spouts yesterday. Well, actually, Eleanor did most of the work, with just a little help to be able to reach. As usual, she had to drag… Continue Reading →

Snow in April…

…what to do?? Go sledding after dinner! Yup, 4 inches of dense snow has blanketed Sweet Bear Farm this evening. The pigs are skeptical, they were enjoying the sunshine and relaxing on the old bedding piles and splashing in their… Continue Reading →

Sugaring season continues

Jeremiah made another batch of delicious syrup today, between night shifts. He’s got the sugaring arch down to a science. It’s still a challenge for me to run it! Eleanor was down there, helping out by bringing wood in from… Continue Reading →

Maple maple maple!

Jeremiah made another batch of lovely, and delicious, syrup tonight. He had help from his dad, and our closest neighbor stopped by (for those of you who’ve been out to the farm, you know said neighbor is anything but close…0.5… Continue Reading →

March: the winter February couldn’t muster

The thermometer has been looking less like the middle of March and more like the middle of January. We’ve been below zero the last few mornings, and today is the first in a while that has felt warm, although it… Continue Reading →

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