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Jessica MacfarlaneJessica Macfarlane

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Have you ever wondered how maple syrup is made? If you already know, would you like to make your own?  If your answer is yes, then consider registering for DCR’s Breakheart Reservation Annual Maple Sugarin’ event in mid-March. Registration begins on Wednesday, February 1.  You will tour the syrup facility and learn how to identify maple trees in winter, how to tap a tree, and about sap boiling techniques. You’ll finish with a reward of pancakes and freshly-made maple syrup around a campfire! 

On Friday, February 3, visit DCR’s Breakheart Reservation for free movie night.  This cozy night will be made even cozier with hot cocoa, a roaring fire, and the ones you love enjoying a great family movie!

 

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2015 DAR Agricultural Calendar: March posted on Apr 23

2015 DAR Agricultural Calendar: March

Girard’s Sugarhouse in Simsbury, CT.  The sugarhouse was built in 1887 and produces around 250-300 gallons of syrup annually.  Photo by Michael Girard March’s contest winner was Michael Girard who photographed his family’s sugarhouse in Health. Michael Girard has been a sugarmaker since 1961 when he   …Continue Reading 2015 DAR Agricultural Calendar: March

2015 DAR Agricultural Calendar: February posted on Feb 25

2015 DAR Agricultural Calendar: February

  February’s contest winner was Amanda Bettle, who photographed sheep at The Natural Resources Trust of Easton.  This photo features Dog, a former 4-H show animal and sole male sheep among the nine ewes in the Natural Resources Trust of Easton (NRT) flock. It is the mission   …Continue Reading 2015 DAR Agricultural Calendar: February

2015 DAR Agricultural Calendar: January posted on Jan 26

2015 DAR Agricultural Calendar: January

January’s contest winner was Renee Finnegan, who photographed a pensive Highland cow at Oak Meadows Farm & Garden in Rutland. Glenn and Mary Kauppila have been farming 100 acres of land in Rutland for approximately 15 years. With the help of their three adult children, they   …Continue Reading 2015 DAR Agricultural Calendar: January