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It’s Maple Syrup Time!

Can you see it? Hear it? Smell it? TASTE IT? It’s sugaring season in the Northeast. The official flavor of Vermont is Vermont Maple Syrup!

         According to Mark Isselhardt, University of Vermont Extension Maple Specialist, Vermont leads the nation in syrup production. These green mountains and their sugar makers produced “just over 50 percent of all the syrup in the US.” 2020 was a good year for sugaring. Mark said, “The weather cooperated with March being a bit warmer than average and April remaining cool enough to prevent tap holes from being plugged with microbial growth. We saw the largest crop produced in 80 years.”

It took 52 gallons of sap to make a gallon of syrup in 2020.

        

My friend Craig runs his home-grown sugaring love affair up in Shelburne, Vermont. He must be busy as all get out these days in his beautiful sugar house. My family thinks he makes the best syrup. It tastes like maple tree and earth and sky and sun. It tastes like Vermont.

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See Ya Later USA! Here we come S.E. Asia!

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From the cold snowy tundra of Vermont to the rooftops of Brooklyn then on to the tropical cities and jungles of Singapore, Sumatra, Surabaya, Borneo and Bali we leave this afternoon. I’m taking Sea Turtle Scientist on the road! ll be visiting International Schools, presenting author assemblies, doing book signings and writing workshops. I’m traveling with my true blue partner Heather. I’ll be talking up my new book, Sea Turtle Scientist, as 6 of the 7 sea turtle species swim or nest in the region.  We’ll post photos, videos and travel entries.  Follow us as we journey to the other side of the planet!

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January 9, 2014 · 7:39 pm

Peru Fair

I had a wonderful time exhibiting my books at The Peru Fair in Peru, VT!  Beautiful day and wonderful people. See you next year Peru!

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Fall in Vermont!

Oh how beautiful Vermont is!  I smell a new book coming…
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