Although we still have cold temperatures ahead, it’s clear that spring is upon us. I have seen turkey vultures, geese, bald eagles, and robins. I have seen the tips of crocuses poking through the snow. The maple sap is running slowly but surely. What signs of spring have you seen? Please join us as we […]Read More Spring Events
If you are new to our website, you may have missed the first maple syrup story and the rocket stove Charles built to cook the sap down with: http://atomic-temporary-39350260.wpcomstaging.com/2013/01/14/lets-make-syrup/ After I made 3 gallons of syrup I decided to make a batch of sugar. The process is mostly the same as syrup, which I’m going […]Read More Let’s make syrup… and sugar!
Looks like a good time to open a school of self-reliance and folk arts…Read More Back to the land again: Folk schools teach skills for modern-day survival
Some of the frequent questions I hear from students and friends is “why doesn’t my tincture look/taste like yours?” I have spent many years making wonderfully potent tinctures and making horribly disappointing mistakes. So here are my lessons learned. But first… A note on menstruum, marc, and other words used to describe tincture making. The […]Read More The Art of Making Tinctures