Tag Archives: self-sufficient

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

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    February 4, 2013 by suchandsuchfarm

    tapping maple trees for sap

    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!).

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  2. New Year’s Resolutions

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    January 11, 2013 by suchandsuchfarm

    hay field in sunset

    It’s January 10th, so it may be a little overdue. But it’s never too late to set goals, right? Maybe my first New Year’s Resolution should be to stop procrastinating and make more lists. Maybe not. But here’s a list of goals that we would like to accomplish this year at Such and Such Farm: