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Category Archives: Misc Musings

Fluff and Maple

I told my friend from California that I was having a Fluffernutter for lunch. She had NEVER heard of that sandwich before! Turns out Fluff is a New England thing, just like maple syrup. So I sent some of both to her family. Her son seems to be enjoying both of the sticky goodies… The [...] Continue reading

First open house of the 2011 season!

This weekend marks the first open house at the Hardwick Sugar Shack. Come join us! All the information, including the directions, can be found on the Visit page. As of this writing, I’m not sure whether we will be boiling. The extended forecast looks like it’s a possibility. I’ll make a post when we get [...] Continue reading

Maple Syrup season 2011 begins…

OK, so I’m confused! In the beginning of the video I said “Welcome to the 2010 season.” It’s 2011, right? Sigh, the mind is behind…. It’s been a physically demanding and emotionally frustrating week. The amount of snow in the woods is a challenge, and our major vacuum pump equipment is acting up. It’s losing [...] Continue reading

Getting ready for the 2011 Virtual Yoga Conference

The 2011 Virtual Yoga and Meditation Conference is just a few short days away! I am very excited, and busy getting ready for the big event… You can check out the full daily conference schedule here . This year’s conference is being kicked off b… Continue reading

In Sisterhood

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A great lesson on leadership

I came across this video in a trainers discussion group. I adore this fun way of looking at leadership (and the never-mentioned importance of following). Continue reading

DVD: Overcome Pain with Gentle Yoga

As a yoga teacher and someone with a strong back, it never even dawned on me that moving the huge tubing washing machine on our family maple syrup farm was way beyond my back’s capacity. As I fell to the ground writhing in pain, my back let me kn… Continue reading

For the Woman Who Had No Support

Yesterday I walked to Barre — a town about 10 miles from my house. I wore a bright pink shirt that read “for the woman who had no support.” The shirt’s message gave me a boost. It was the reason I had decided to take a sunny day and spend most of it walking to [...] Continue reading

Last open house!

Tomorrow, Sunday, March 28th is our last open house of the season. That month flew by! We have a good size group coming to visit us from the Heifer Project of Rutland, MA. This organization does great stuff in the world, and we’re happy that they will be stopping by. The Heifer Project helps families [...] Continue reading

Summer During Sugaring Season

Today the thermometer read 70 degrees. That’s not sugaring weather—that’s beach weather. Don’t get me wrong, I love to feel the warm sun on my face as much as the next New Englander after a cold winter, but this is just too much too soon. It’s been a pretty bad year for making maple syrup [...] Continue reading

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