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Maple Sugaring – A Rite of Spring

Spring is here with the calls of red-winged blackbirds, muddy roads and buckets hung on maple trees, which are tapped to collect their sweet sap. Although this winter was very mild, generally New Englanders wait a long time for spring to … Continue reading

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Autumn Leaves

It’s beginning to look very autumnal around here! The red maples, sumac and Virginia creeper are blazing red. The birch trees are turning gold and leaves everywhere are drifting down with the slightest breeze, crackling and swishing underfoot with each step … Continue reading

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Maple Sugaring – Rite of Spring

Spring is here with the calls of red-winged blackbirds, melting snow, muddy roads and buckets hung on maple trees, tapped to collect sap. New Englanders wait a long time for spring to arrive. Michael Kelly, a blogging friend from L.A., recently commented, … Continue reading

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Shagbark Hickory

We took a walk this weekend along an old logging road that is lined with shagbark hickory, oak, sugar maple and beech. The day was cool, but not too cold, perfect for a stroll. Deciduous woodlands are so lovely to visit … Continue reading

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