January 2021 Newsletter

Welcome to January! It’s time to prepare the sugarbush! It seems like yesterday, and yet also a long time ago, that the nation went into lockdown. Last March we were isolated on our hill in Huntington, Vermont, with only one task: boil the thousands of gallons of maple sap into maple syrup, one stick of…

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October 2020 Newsletter

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” -L.M. Montgomery Welcome to the sugar farm in Autumn! Lucy Maud Montgomery wrote about the splendor of October in Anne of Green Gables. We think our sugar dog, Archie, may be experiencing his own Anne Shirley moment! Archie came to Couching Lion Maple…

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August 2020 Newsletter

August Newsletter “Breathe the sweetness that hovers in August. ”   Welcome to August! I couldn’t agree with poet Denise Levertov more, there really is a sweetness that hovers in August. Vermont is so beautiful right now. The garden is overflowing with vegetables, our peach tree is drooping with fruit and the fields are bursting with wildflowers. I think the…

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July 2020 Newsletter

“Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.”    -Albert Camus  Welcome to July! As summer rolls in and we mourn the loss of so many beloved traditions and activities due to the pandemic, we’re also faced with examining some uncomfortable truths about our country and ourselves. I like this quote from French philosopher, Albert Camus…

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June 2020 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 2020 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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