Through Love all that is bitter will be sweet, through Love all that is copper will be gold, through Love all dregs will become wine, through Love all pain will turn to medicine. Rumi I’ve spent many hours breathing the steam of boiling maple sap in the last month. Making syrup isn’t just about boiling […]Read More Sweet Blood
While I am the one fully responsible for this spring’s volcanic eruption https://trilliumcenter.org/2016/03/04/syrupocalypse/ I feel like I’m making up for it this week. I ran the soil through the 1/4″ screen this time. Luckily I had Leah helping pound the stuff into smaller chunks. That took a minute, let me tell you. Hanging in […]Read More Syrupocalypse be damned
This afternoon I went out back and cleaned up some fire wood we didn’t burn making syrup this year and ended up putting a scratch coat of cob on the cooker. Leah noted this evening that it’s almost impossible to get anyone to help with things around here if I don’t let anyone else know […]Read More “She thinks I’m rash”
Maple Sap used for good Health in South Korea People in South Korea drink maple sap in the spring to detox and strengthen their bones.Read More Maple Sap used for good Health in South Korea
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
What does this photo have to do with making maple syrup? Come find out at a free demonstration at the Trillium Center Saturday, March 1 from 4-6 PM.Read More Making Maple Syrup
We have several opportunities to learn about late winter and early spring plant medicines in March. The Community Herbal Intensive begins February 23 and meets monthly. We’ll be doing a demonstration of tapping maple trees and making maple syrup at home. We’ll take a walk to find early spring tree medicines and then sit down […]Read More March Schedule
Earlier today, after looking at a few more websites and pictures of various rocket stove designs, I got it into my head that I would just go out and make the thing. Why not? I used a rectangle of cement that was poured by the Drennans, the people who lived here while my dad was […]Read More Let’s make syrup!