June Newsletter

“No price is set on the lavish summer; June may be had by the poorest comer.  ”     Dear friends, what a tumultuous spring we have had in the United States and worldwide. While the Covid-19 lockdown proved challenging for our hearts and minds, we have also been consumed with the clear and present racism…

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April Newsletter

April Showers….. …..bring May flowers, as the saying goes. It happens to be true, but it’s also a nice phrase to cheer us up during these wet and chilly spring days. Up in Huntington we have late season snowfalls and the ground is slow to appear. Although I yearn for the early signs of spring, our…

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March Newsletter

March! In like a lion……. As the eighteenth century saying goes, “March, in like a lion, out like a lamb.” Most believe the saying refers to weather which is still quite wintry in the beginning, and possibly more mild by the end of March. This March has proved no different in terms of weather ,…

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February Newsletter

Welcome, February! February has been a busy month around here! Sugaring season is starting earlier and earlier due to climate change, so we have to adjust our schedules to catch sap when it’s flowing. Matt stopped his restaurant renovation and came back to the farm. He’s been clearing lines that come down due to weather or…

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January NewsLetter

Welcome, January! Happy new year! We had a busy end to 2019 and rang in 2020 with my mom, sister and her kids who were visiting from Hawaii. They love Vermont and their energy for outdoor play and exploration is contagious. We built a bonfire, hiked, sledded and explored the sugarbush. They were enamored by the…

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A Maple Morning

A Maple Morning Audubon Vermont’s Conservation Biologist Steve Hagenbuch discusses the Bird-Friendly Maple Project with Couching Lion Maple Sugar Farm’s Chaska Richardson and Matt Menard. Photo: Audubon Vermont A few weeks ago the stars finally aligned for me to tag along with Audubon Vermont’s Conservation Biologist Steve Hagenbuch for a Bird-Friendly Maple sugarbush assessment. Chaska Richardson…

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