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Farm Tour and Open House Saturday 8/5/17 Noon-6pm

Enjoy a tour of Sapsucker Farms organic farm and orchard.
– Nature walk through the native prairie.
– Tastings of Yellow Belly hard ciders: Semi-sweet, Ginger, and Barrel Aged, as well as tastings of new flavors yet to be introduced.
– Relax and enjoy the beautiful farmscape.
– Farm products for sale: Yellow Belly cider, maple syrup, honey, fresh organic produce.

Fingers crossed that the weather will be beautiful as well.

Dilbert has Arrived.

Back in January of this year, we had to say “good bye” to our dear, sweet Dori who owned our hearts for 12 year. Even though Dori will never be replaced, we have welcomed a new fury member of the family. Just like Dori, (and Nika, and Belle, and Wee Gee who preceded Dori) Dilbert is a German Wirehaired Pointer. He joined the family at Sapsucker Farms on June 9th, but we have pictures from his early puppyhood with his nine sisters as well.

Huge Thanks to the Mora High School Students.

MHS kids

Despite the crazy, unusually cold weather we had, just before another deep freeze, the students of the Mora High School agriculture class spent the day working on the farm. It was such a blessing to have 14 additional sets of hands to help get caught up this spring. A great group of kids, with their wonderful teacher did a terrific job working in the hoop house and in the field. And everyone went home with goodies from the farm.

Fresh Ginger

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This year was the first time I grew fresh ginger on the farm, right here in Minnesota. I am happy to report that it was a success. I planted about 10 pounds of ginger seed and now have about 30 pounds harvested. With the success of this year’s crop, I plan to plant a whole lot more in 2016.

Our Baby Turns 300,000.

Geo

Our little baby, the 2000 Chevrolet (Geo) Metro turned 300,000 miles this weekend. We’re so proud of her. She’s a dependable little thing, has survived a few mishaps, and is so efficient that she runs on only three of her four cylinders. Now we’ll see if she can make it to 400,000 miles.

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November Snow storm.

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It’s still autumn but we got the first big snowstorm on Monday November 10th. Timing was a bit inconvenient as it is firearm deer hunting season, but it did force us to get all of the winterizing on the farm done in just one day. It feels good to be ready for the snow, and it certainly is a beautiful scene.

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