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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Sugarbush Farm, Woodstock, VT.

After visiting Simon Pearce in Quechee we headed toward Sugarbush Farm in Woodstock. We followed the signs to Sugarbush and found ourselves on a long gravel road. For a while we wondered if we were on the right track.. Stick with the gravel road, because at the end of it, is Sugarbush Farm.

Here are Sugarbush Farm's, day's and hour's of operation.

Sugarbush sells maple syrup and dairy products. There is no charge to tour this farm.

As we left the parking lot, we were greeted by a young calf. I tried to get the calf to take a picture with me, but he/she resisted.

So I just snapped a picture of him/her alone.

They had several goats and chickens you could feed if you put a quarter in a bucket for a small sack of feed.

They also had a couple of horses you could say hi to.

This is a cowch! Get it?

In the sugar house there was a video of the farm operation's.

This post marked the snow levels of past winters.

February of 2003 was the worst year for snow here on the farm.

I got a better picture of the maple cooker in this picture, than I did when we visited Braggs Farm in Montpelier. You can see where the steam is channeled out the chimney of the cooker.

This is a picture of the inside of the maple sap cooker.

I thought this was a very interesting fact.

This table with the buckets and syrup was below the quiz. I don't think twice when I pay extra for that pure maple syrup anymore. It is definitely worth it to me now. 

A lot of people have visited this farm.

There has been a lot of overseas visitors also. We headed into the store for sample of their dairy and maple products. They have a young lady who presents the different cheese and syrups to you, as she explains them. After you get done with the cheese and syrup samples, you proceed into the store to sample jelly's, dips and sauces on your own. We bought a couple more cheeses packages, and a few jelly's and head out to the car.

Off from the parking lot, there is a trail that takes you to the Farm Chapel and Maple Walk.

This Chapel was constructed by one of the members of the family.

This sign was above the chapel door.

Most maple sap is collected from buckets that hang on the trees. But some of the trees are set up with tubing that catches the sap and is drained down to the sugar house. The Maple Walk, takes you amongst all the maple trees that produce the sap. We were getting a heat wave that week, so we skipped the walk.

We than drove into Woodstock and walked around the Woodstock Farmers Market. I was really impressed with this man's craft.

His pieces were very pretty and work intensive.

Galaxy Hill - Trees Reincarnate, By John Donaldson, 216 Galaxy Hill Rd. N. Pomfret, VT. 05053, (802) 457-3690.

 This bowl was $125.00, but very unique. If you like his work give him a call. Here is a link that may help you see more of his crafts. http://www.vermonthandcrafters.com/members/DisplayLarge.php?image=donaldsonLg.jpg&sort=0  The town of Woodstock was a cute little town with lots of interesting shops. I would have like to have visited them, but as I said before, the day was hot and we decided to head home.


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