Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Spring Is Slowly Arriving???

I found out an interesting fact while shooting New Hampshire's Maple Sugaring, once the sugar naples start budding out. the flow the sap stops. I looked up and took this image of the Sugar maple budding out. Spring????

Thursday, March 25, 2010

"Tap It" (Ben's Sugar Shack)

Ben Fisk, owner.

Ben's Sugar Shack

Joe, Ben's friend and employee, explaining how they make Maple Cream and candy.

Oh they tap it :), 8,000 Sugar Maple Trees.

All month Sugar Maple sap is running for our Maple Sugaring industry. We have been visiting different New Hampshire sugar houses.
Last weekend, we located Ben's Sugar House, 83 Wester Hwy, Temple NH. Arriving at Ben Fisk's sugar house, his grandmother was out side taking a break, she introduced herself, telling us how proud she of her grandson Ben.
Ben is a 21 year old young man who started up his maple sugaring business. Joe, one of his employee's/friend gave us a very informative tour. We were very impressed with how well his maple sugaring business is run. Ultimate and creative businessman!! He taps 8,000 sugar maples trees.
They not only make maple syrup, maple candy, maple cream, Maple Cotton Candy and sell many other products. He has a blog, Ben's Sugar Shack Blog offering update information about sugaring plus recipes. You can also find him on Facebook
Ben has a second location Sweet Maples Sugarhouse, 694 Route 103 Newbury, NH 03255

Monday, March 22, 2010

Brookline Lighthouse and Nissitissit Covered Bridge

Nissitissit Covered bridge built over the Nissitissit River.
Brookline Lighthouse located on Potanipo Pond, Brookline, New Hampshire, is on the list of New Hampshire Lighthouses. The location I find unusual, built over the a small dam and the lighthouse as you can see is small.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Maple Sugaring at Heritage Farm, Sanbornton, New Hampshire

Heritage Farm, Sanbornton, NH

Tapping a sugar maple tree
Boiling down the sap from Sugar Maple Tree

Different grades of syrup

Taps, sap bucket.

Cool nights, warm days indicates the start of maple sugaring season. The lack snow this year I found helps the flow of the maple sugar trees allowing the sun warm the roots of the trees.
Collecting the sap, boiling watching the procedure is so much fun. One my favorite places to visit, Heritage Farm, in Sanbornton, NH. You are able to watch the making the maple syrup. Enjoy a delicious home style breakfast, served with special touches, farm fresh eggs, home grown home fries and local bacon, topped off with Heritage Farm's fresh maple syrup.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Thank you to all my readers. 34,000 hits today.

I just noticed my blog hits just totaled to 34,000 today.

I would like to thank all my (((readers))) for your support, your comments are always welcomed and I hope you continued reading my blog.


Sunday, March 14, 2010

Our Visit to New Hampshire Audubon's McLane Center, Concord, NH

Majestic Bald Eagle

Red Tail Hawk

Barred Owl

A few weeks ago Bob an I visited New Hampshire Audubon's McLane Center formerly know as the Silk Farm Center during our weekend travels. One of our favorite places to visit, offer several miles of hiking trails, and birding opportunities.The center offers year round environmental programs for adults, families and children.
Bob and I had the pleasure meeting Marlene Friedrich, staff Naturalist. Marlene was very kind to give us a personal tour, sharing her knowledge about the rescued birds, turtles. She brought us inside the cages, allowing me to take great images of the rescued birds. What wonderful experience. allowing us to view the birds up close.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

New Hampshire Maple Sugar Advertisement

Advertisement appearing Yankee Magazine

Advertisement appearing in Preservation Magazine (my photo showing on the bottom right)
Last month I was contacted, asking would I be interested in selling two of my maple sugar images to be used for New Hampshire's Maple Sugar industry advertisement.
I am including their link New Hampshire Maple Producers Association - Welcoming Page If you have never seen how maple sugar is made, I would suggest you join us. New Hampshire Maple Weekend: March 27th & 28th, 2010 - Our 15th Year!
My images would appear in the below pulications:
• Yankee Magazine, March/April 2010 issue - food image as a small inset; sugar house as a large photo
• Audubon Magazine, March/April 2010 issue - food image as a small inset; sugar house as a large photo
• Preservation Magazine, March/April 2010 issue - food image as a small inset
• NY Times Travel Magazine, March 28, 2010 issue - food image as a small inset