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Category Archives: Misc Musings

Blogworld 2012 in New York City

Today I am in sunny New York City, having coffee before the start of the Blog world conference. This conference shares space with the Book Expo. My two favorite things in me place…books and technology. Life is good. What’s good in your life today? I… Continue reading

Teaching yoga in 2012?

The question I keep getting as my year long sabbatical comes to an end is: are you coming back to teach yoga? The short answer: no. The longer answer: yes, but in a very different way. As you know, 2011 was a year of transition. It was the first year… Continue reading

11-11-11 The Power of One

Today is 11-11-11. May you know the power of one–and that one is you. May you know the difference you make in this world, and the important role your very presence makes on this earth. You make a difference just by being. Continue reading

Mass Faces of Agriculture

The Hardwick Sugar Shack has been chosen as this month’s “Face of Agriculture” by the Mass Department of Agriculture. This initiative pays tribute to the rich diversity of the Massachusetts agricultural community and recognizing the individuals, organizations, and schools that have made and are making a significant contribution to the long-term sustainability of agriculture in [...] Continue reading

Eating locally is easy

I love where I live. This morning I had organic eggs and swiss chard from Misty Brook farm right down the street, the best toast ever made from Rose 32 Bread, and tomatoes from the garden. Does it get any better than this? Eating locally is easy if you get to know the farmers in [...] Continue reading

Open source equipment

The modern machines for farming are too expensive for the small, family farm. Here’s one way of harnessing the power and efficiency of machines without cleaning out the bank.
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Sugaring Season is Over

This maple sugar season has been GREAT. But like all things, it comes to an end. We’ve about reached that point. Joe did boil yesterday, and we’re thinking that may be the last boil. The trees are giving less sap, and the quality of the sap is degrading quickly. At the end of the season, [...] Continue reading

Last open house

This Sunday, March 27th, marks the last open house at the Hardwick Sugar Shack for the 2011 season. Yup, this is your last chance….come by any time between 11-4 pm for a tour. We have the much-anticipated maple candy and maple cream available now. It was made by a maple farm in the Northeast, since [...] Continue reading

Celebrate Spring Today!

Today, Sunday, heralds the arrival of Spring! The vernal equinox (when the days and nights are about the same length) officially arrives at 7:21 pm. Come celebrate it’s arrival by making maple syrup–a northeastern experience that epitomizes the season. This week we’ve been happily overworked with an abundance of sap. Joe’s already made more maple [...] Continue reading

The rain is still pouring down…

The rain did not stop the brave souls who came out to see the making of Massachusetts maple syrup yesterday! Thanks to those who stopped by. For those who missed it, well, you have three Sundays left (and let’s hope for some great weather for the remaining events!) Yoga master John Featherstone sent me this [...] Continue reading

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