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The saplines that bring maple sap from the trees to the sugarhouse do their work in the winter. But even in the summer we walk through to see if tree branches come down in storms, and to make sure trails are looking good. Summer in the sugarwoods!  

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The summer sun shines down and John gets to work haying the fields so our grass-fed beef have something to eat all winter. Hard to imagine winter when its 90 degrees out!

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Not all cow herds interact much with their farmers. Our cows live outside year-round, and John is checking them twice a day, sometimes more if it's calving season. You can see it in the herd, they aren't skittish when John is with them, and walking the herd with him allows you to get up and close and personal with the cows. Not so much the calves, they're still shy as can be!   

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We love maple candy. We love making it, we love teaching other people to make it, we love sharing it and selling it, and oh yeah, we love eating it. But maple candy is tricky. It is best eaten fresh. Small batches of maple candy actually use a lot of maple syrup - it gets more efficient as you start to do larger batches. And maple candy and heavy jugs of maple syrup aren't great shipping partners, it works best to ship maple candy on its own. So.... we're going to start doing flash sales! Keep an eye out on...

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It took a while this year, but spring is finally here. The early flowers are popping up, the apple trees have buds, and the kids are running around looking for bits of color and green after months of snow.  Although the winters are hard, nothing has ever seemed as refreshing as the green spring and the warm sun. We are pulling taps, watching for the first calves, and enjoying the flowers. We had our first spring storm and watched lightening instead of snowfall. Hello spring.

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