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Goodness Born of Ice and Fire
Goodness Born of Ice and Fire
Maple Weekend is a celebration of that honorable upstate tradition of harvesting the sap of the sugar maple on the cusp of Spring and boiling it down into maple syrup. If you are wondering where you can get some of the best maple syrup around, boy do I have a tip for you.North Hill Maple Farm is a sixth generation family farm and they make the best darn maple syrup I’ve tasted. They’re not a huge … [Read More]
Bacony breakfast goodness from Willow Wood Farm
Bacony breakfast goodness from Willow Wood Farm
While you're traveling through the Lake Champlain Region, there are many great places to indulge in breakfast - trust me, I've tried most of them. However, when it's time to head home, be sure to bring a taste of the Adirondacks back with you. Plan ahead for a lazy morning around your own kitchen table enjoying breakfast, a hot cup of tea, and conversation. One way to make your next Sunday … [Read More]
A tonic for Cabin Fever
A tonic for Cabin Fever
If ever you’re traveling through Westport on the last Saturday of the month between now and April, be sure to stop in to the Winter Farmers Market in Westport. You don’t need directions - you’ll see all the cars parked along the edges of Main Street in front of the Heritage House.I stumbled upon it quite by accident while out on a drive to battle a little case of cabin fever - it turned out to be … [Read More]
Birding and exploring at Ausable Point
Birding and exploring at Ausable Point
Spring WeatherWith spring pushing winter out faster than many of us would like, it is a good time to explore Ausable Marsh Wildlife Management Area. Wren and I had a chance to do so the other day – she loves to play in the sand at the point during the winter.We started by checking out a few close ducks – Hooded Mergansers and Mallards – along the edge of the marsh along the campground road on our … [Read More]
Spring Into Gardening
Spring Into Gardening
Technically we may still be in winter, but we're beginning to think spring!Late February’s mild temperatures receded snowbanks and brought in the robins and bluebirds. Seed and plant catalogs have been filling the mailbox for a few weeks now. As I write, I feel the strong heat of the sun pouring through the window. I look out to what’s left of my flower garden; now brown and bedraggled. I … [Read More]

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