Maple Syrup and Drought

Around this time of year, questions begin surfacing in some people’s minds about the expected conditions for maple tapping and for syrup production. Particularly in the last year or so, drought-like conditions have been an area of concern. This post specifically addresses concerns related to tapping maple trees that have been subject to drought, or drought-like conditions. Thank you! to […]

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Holiday DIY! It’s Not Too Late

Holiday 2011…Demand is high for holiday decorations in the home, for host/hostess gifts at holiday parties, for gifts for family and friends, and for fun activities to do with kids. Why buy? Why load up with paper, plastic, and foam stuff from Michael’s? In Minnesota, the best holiday decorations are made by hand from resources common to the region. Think about […]

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Natural Resource Enterprise Workshop

A workshop for people interested in income opportunities from the northwoods. 9:00 am – 3:00 pm 15 September 2011 (PDF Flyer) North Central Research and Outreach Center, 1861 East Highway 169, Grand Rapids, MN COST: $15 Includes workshop, lunch, and take-home resources Don’t forget: Goods From the Woods will be held September 17, also in Grand Rapids Presenters* Don Hermes, […]

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Minnesota maple blog series: our final post

Alas, the end of the 2011 Maple Syrup season is fast upon us; another year of hard work and great fun has run its course, only to transition into new activities and events such as Birch tapping and early spring wild edibles such as leeks and fiddlehead ferns. The end of the season brings an end to this series and […]

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Minnesota maple blog series: Making maple syrup at the Gordon and Lorraine Peterson farm

Link to 2011 Maple Series Discussion Thread Join us as we follow this exciting season from Minnesota’s north woods with new posts every week!  You can find all of the 2011 Minnesota maple blog series content here.  You can also sign up to for new Minnesota maple series post notifications by email or your favorite RSS feed reader. “There is in some parts […]

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Natural Resource Enterprise Workshop

7 August 2010 Green Pastures Dairy, 2351 Bromfield Road, Carlton, MN (Carlton County) Keep the family farm or forest Create additional income Strengthen connections to the land COST: $25 Includes workshop, lunch, tour, and take-home resources Directions: From the North on I-35: Exit 235 (Carlton / Cromwell), Turn LEFT under I35, first RIGHT onto Co.61. Go 6 miles until blue […]

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