Monthly Archives: February 2010

Nursery Update

Last weekend, Ed built this beautiful book case for the baby’s room.  After painting it white to match the other furniture, I decorated it with the children’s books that were given to us at the shower, and some moo cow … Continue reading


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Going on Leave

Today, after my check-up, the conclusion was that I need to begin maternity leave sooner rather than later.  I’m retaining water, which is not unusual for being 38 weeks pregnant, but I’ve gained 6 lbs since last week and my … Continue reading


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Nursery Update


Filed under Home, Living from Scratch

Boiling Sap

After visiting my family tapping trees yesterday, I decided to continue the sugaring season theme and visit Ed’s family today while they boiled down sap.  It takes 40 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of maple syrup, so you … Continue reading


Filed under Food, Living from Scratch, Local Agriculture

Tapping Trees

A couple of people have expressed interest in seeing more about making maple syrup, so I headed on over to the farm today to visit everyone tapping trees.  I’m no expert, but I used to help when I was a … Continue reading


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