Spring at the Farm

From the first stirring of sap
deep in the roots of the sugar maples,
through pruning, planting and chick hatching,
spring is a busy season on the farm.


Hand drilling a tap hole in a sugar maple tree in late February.

Sap buckets

On a warm day the plinking of sap dripping into buckets makes music in the woods.

Late March

The evaporator is set up in the maple orchard for making syrup.

Blueberry pruning

Tim chipping blueberry brush

Cherry orchard

Cherries blooming in May.

Crabapple blossoms

The crabapples are a giant fragrant bouquet in May.

Spring Garden

Irises and pinks bloom in early June

Peas, corn and beans emerging in early June