Sunday, March 31, 2013
It won't be long before the trees are in bloom and the grass is green in Vermont. April is an iffy month in the Green Mountains -- the weather can be dreary and the hillsides lack color. But May is when you really start to see the landscape shift from bleak to bright.
Just four more weeks. I'm so ready.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
For Vermont's annual Maple Open House Weekend, we decided to check out Solar Sweet Maple Farm in Lincoln. Owned by Tom and Rhonda Gadhue, the farm is an energy-efficient sugaring operation. The Gadhue's stunning sugarhouse is made from recycled and energy efficient materials (the main building was moved from Jamaica, Vermont to Lincoln). The sugarhouse is powered by solar energy and heated from wood that is harvested on the 200-acre property.
We've been going to Maple Open House Weekend for the past several years, and Solar Sweet Maple Farm offers an interesting, environmentally-focused twist that we haven't seen before. Tom and Rhonda were great hosts and we hope to see them again!
For more information, visit solarsweetmaplefarm.com.
Posted by Erica Houskeeper at Saturday, March 23, 2013