Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Friday, February 28, 2014
While one is leafing through the seed catalogs now showing up in the mail or catching up on the Farmer's Almanac for 2014, might as well dream about the perfect barn. Here's a good one to copy.
Note the lean-to on the right, the excellent cupola boasting a rooster weather vane, and the sliding doors top and bottom. The top floor of this one has hosted guests, parties, and perhaps a wedding reception or two.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Friday, January 17, 2014
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Soon it will be time. Across the farms and woodlands, folks will be "sugarin' off" the annual harvest of the Keystone State's tree sap to be boiled into maple syrup and sugar. February, usually.
Check with your local chambers of commerce or visitors' bureaus. They'll likely list those farms and families who offer tours of the woodlots and sap or sugar houses or barns where you can view the process and sample the product. Here's a view of one such shack and below is another. Near Venango, Crawford County, P. A.