Spring! Spring?

March 24, 2009

Those of you who read Tom’s GLOG from yesterday got a taste of a large sugaring operation. Here at Gould the students involved with the Farm and Forest program will also be making syrup, though on a very different scale. We hang about 25 buckets in our “sugar bush” which is between campus and route 5. We also tap some trees right on campus. Our system is very simple- essentially an evaporation pan on top of a fire box. Most years we make between 2 and 5 gallons of syrup. Unfortunately, the boarding school schedule doesn’t exactly match the farming schedule. We catch the tail end of the sugaring season.

Tuesday is the first day of classes and the first day of athletics and afternoon activities. It’s great to come back from spring break and hear all kinds of stories and feel the energy gathered that will carry us all through the end of the school year.

Stay posted: in the next few weeks the farm is expecting calves from our Hereford cows and lambs from our Romney sheep. The farm is a great place to be in the spring time!

Until next week,

-Tracey

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