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Sunny August Day

The Food Forest is looking lush and green, with cosmo’s and clover flowering in the foreground.

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Spring Update

I was pleasantly surprised to recently arrive up at the food forest, and see a mostly lush landscape. All of the trees planted (apples, pears, hazeulnuts, serviceberries, alders, buartnuts, black walnuts, butternuts) and berries (red, white, black currants, jostaberries, honeyberries, raspberries), garlic, chives, oregano and thyme had taken.

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Maple Syrup

On March 2nd, Sonja and I helped my parents in collecting maple sap and making maple syrup.  My dad built quite the firebox from a wood stove and we used a evaporator table made by a welder in Orillia. Eventually, we even incorporated a fan to create a high temperature flame and had a  roiling boil.