Sugaring: Our Adventure in Maple Syrup

We have never made maple syrup before. But, there’s a first time for everything. After reading about sugaring from an overwhelming amount of sources, we decided to run with it. On January 17th, we tested our sugar maples, and the sap was definitely running! (Above: Channing drills tree (left) and sap running from hole (right).)…

Going Back to Our Roots

I grew up in Appalachia. My husband did as well. Five years ago, we moved to Oklahoma to pursue higher education. While living there, we had many adventures, but none as exciting as becoming parents to our two curious children. Naturally, kids changed everything we ever thought we knew about life. This past August, we…