Down at Maple Acres, home to my good friends the Schumacher Family, the maple trees are dripping sap into buckets and barrells, the old fashioned way. It’s quite a sight to see and in two weeks you can stop by during maple sugaring weekend to see the sap turned into fragrant, delicious maple syrup!
Until then, check out their new WordPress blog to see some great photos of the farm and you can even listen to their podcasts about rural farming. Bob and Kathy and sons are a mainstay at our local Barker Farmer’s Market in the village park and they love to share their experiences and expertise with visitors. Go to http://www.maple4u.wordpress.com right now and see pics of the farm, saw mill, market and smiling Bob. Kathy seems to be camera shy but we’ll work on that. Once you visit via cyberspace, you’ll be itching for a real-life visit. I’ll add the link in the sidebar, too.