Maple





2/19/2016
Tapping maple trees for home production is practical and productive. Even in the lower Midwest, tapping as few as three trees can produce much of a household’s year-round maple needs. Although fully concentrating sap into syrup takes significant time and attention, it’s also possible to preserve sap at a lower concentration with far less work, using it year-round as a refreshing drink.
2/12/2016
Though sap flow occurs in a wide variety of trees, there is one variety that produces a sap sweeter than them all: The Sugar Maple. For a six-week window of time before the break of spring, the sugar maple flows. The sap can be tapped, and then boiled down on a wood burning stove at home to make golden, luscious homemade maple syrup.
4/16/2015
This article wraps up the sugarmaking season with a few tips, tricks, and helpful advice gleaned from another year in the sugarbush.
3/31/2015
This article is part four in Julie’s sugar-making series and will show you how to remove taps, clean your equipment, and store everything away for next year. It also includes fun recipe ideas for using pure maple syrup including making “Jack Wax” candy and maple cream.
3/30/2015
Sugar maple is not the only tree that produces abundant sap in late winter and early spring. Sycamore; black walnut; paper, black, and yellow birch trees; and all maples trees can be tapped for their sap. However, some are sweeter than others. Here are lessons for backyard maple tapping and things to consider before beginning to make your own maple syrup.
3/25/2015
When the sap gets drippin', it's time to get itchin' for tapping the maple trees and making syrup!
3/17/2015
This article is part three in Julie’s sugar-making series and will show you how to boil maple sap into syrup, how to filter it after boiling, and how to bottle it for storage.
3/10/2015
This article is part two in Julie’s sugar-making series and will show you how to collect and store sap, and prepare your sugar shack or boiling room to get ready to make pure maple syrup.
2/27/2015
This article will answer common questions about collecting maple sap and making maple syrup. It will walk the beginner through the first steps of gathering tapping supplies, drilling the taphole, and getting started on becoming a sugarmaker.
9/30/2014
My own special recipe for Pumpkin Maple Butter using organic pumpkin and Canadian maple syrup.
6/25/2014
Many of us love bread and love to use local ingredients.
11/7/2013
The farm is looking into buying some TB-free Ayershire cows.
10/9/2013
Did anyone ask if you wanted your milk to be homogenized?
7/11/2013
Dairyman Nick Snelgar reflects on the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health certification process and bagging hay for winter on his UK dairy farm.
1/3/2012
The author discusses setting up small-scale dairy for local, doorstep milk sales in Great Britain.
11/15/2011
No one will miss the meat when you serve up fabulous vegetarian versions of Thanksgiving favorites. Try two versions of mushroom stuffing, mushroom gravy or delicious roasted Brussels sprouts this holiday!
9/29/2011
Locally grown, homemade, grass-fed, free-range and downright delicious food invades the 2011 MOTHER EARTH NEWS Fair in Seven Springs, Pennsylvania.
6/5/2011
The Washington State Conservation Commission gave away trees at the Mother Earth News Fair as part of their conservation efforts.
3/28/2011
Cam and Michelle enjoy a visit to their neighbour's "sugar shack" during maple syrup season!




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