Damn homie, that sugar maple is hella fine! I wanna tap that: How to tap sugar maple trees for making syrup

| by | farm, sustainability | 7 comments:

In Missouri, we have a saying, if you don’t like the weather all you gotta do is wait like, 15 minutes. However, in February these temperature swings are perfect for tapping a sweet little sugar maple tree. Ideally, what you want is for the temperature to drop below freezing at night and get up to the 40’s during the day. What happens is that at night, the tree is all cold, lonely and constricted, then as the temperature rises it gets all hot, loosens up and lets its milky white sap flow. Okay, enough innuendoes (haha, in your end-o!).

A winter walk around the farm with Cadillac dog.

| by | farm | 3 comments:

Snow finally came to Such and Such Farm! We’re really excited but no one is as excited for the snow as Cadillac dog. Everyone was keeping busy today; Dave and Zach were finishing maintenance on the tractor and cutting up a fallen oak tree, Autumn had to take care of the chickens, make bread and work on stuff for the business. And Cadillac? Well, he was having a snow day.

Homemade Flock Block Substitute

| by | chickens, recipe | 1 comments:

Wintertime is finally here. It’s drab outside, it’s windy, it’s cold. To prevent the winter blues from getting to my chickens, I decided to make them a flock block substitute. They’re really easy to make, more nutritious and are more cost effective than the flock blocks you can buy in the store. You can make them out of virtually anything you have in your pantry. I figured, if I can make it then why should I buy it?