Sugaring Time!?

I wouldn’t have thought with the start we had to winter, 5 inches of snow the day before Thanksgiving, that by the middle of January we would be setting buckets out and preparing for another season of sugaring!  But that is exactly what is happening around here.  The weather forecast looks just about perfect, so this past weekend we tapped sugar maple trees. Then Monday Eric, Nathaniel, and I went up the mountain to get fire wood for boiling the sugar water down.  We are hoping for a great season!



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About Leanna Hale

Leanna Barth, born and raised in NC, first came to Polyface in July 2010 to attend one of the Intensive Discovery Seminars. She loved it so much that she applied for an internship position and was accepted for the 2011 season, after which she took the inventory/gardener position. Before coming to Polyface, she sold produce from her family’s market garden, along with homemade baked goods. This venture was mostly inspired by having read “You Can Farm” by Joel Salatin. Having always loved the outdoors, animals, and gardening Leanna is excited about this coming year, all that she will learn, and how the Lord will use this job later on in her life.
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3 Responses to Sugaring Time!?

  1. Patti Cheatham says:

    Well of course you know that you can color me happy! Woohoo!

  2. Patti Cheatham says:

    By the way…I just want to smooch, smooch, smooch that baby. Yep, I’m one of those that is all gooshy and smoochy. I had Aunties and Grandmas that left their mark all over arms and cheeks! I truly did hear “come here and give me some sugah” Ha! I promise I will hold myself back!

  3. Leanna Hale says:

    Hi Patti! Sorry we missed you the other night. I was making dinner for the apprentices and with the little one everything takes a little longer. 🙂 Hopefully we will catch you next time!