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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 →

24 hours of madness!

We have friends from Virginia visiting this week. Sweet Bear Farm has decided to show off all of it’s winter/spring tricks. Six more gallons of Vermont liquid gold were made at the sugar house. Our friends helped with the boiling… Continue Reading →

Porcine update

Rosie is due this week with her first Sweet Bear Farm litter. She has had a couple litters previously at the farm she came from. We’re curious to see what kind of mamma she is. We moved her into the… Continue Reading →

2018 syrup is available!

Thanks to the tireless efforts of the farmers at Sweet Bear Farm, including the littlest farmer (who does a great job making sure everything is running smoothly) we have turned the sweet sap from trees into liquid Vermont gold. If… Continue Reading →

Sweetness from trees

The forecast is looking like sap will be flowing strongly this week, warm days, cold nights after a ridiculously warm 36-hour period. I don’t know much about it, but there is discussion of the polar vortex splitting, leading to warmer… Continue Reading →

Mother nature’s fickle moods

We’ve had a glut of snow over the last 10 days, including a 12 inch storm on Wednesday and another 6 Friday night, and then yesterday it topped out in the mid 30s with some rain/mixed precipitation. We took advantage… Continue Reading →

Sunshine and fresh snow

Work continued in the sugar woods on this beautiful day full of sunshine, and fresh snow! It’s looking like winter again, with the new blanket of white. And we’re predicted for another storm on Wednesday, so there is more skiing… Continue Reading →

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