The Sugarmaker s Companion

The Sugarmaker s Companion Author Michael Farrell
ISBN-10 9781603583978
Release 2013
Pages 344
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The Sugarmaker’s Companion is the first guide of its kind addressing the small- and large-scale syrup producer seeking to make a profitable business from maple, birch, and walnut sap. This comprehensive work incorporates valuable information on ecological forest management, value-added products, and the most up-to-date techniques on sap collection and processing. It is, most importantly, a guide to an integrated sugaring operation, interconnected to the whole-farm system, woodland, and community. Farrell documents the untapped potential of American forests and shows how sugaring can turn a substantial profit for farmers while providing tremendous enjoyment and satisfaction. Michael Farrell, sugarmaker and director of the Uihlein Forest at Cornell University, offers information on setting up and maintaining a viable sugaring business by incorporating the wisdom of traditional sugarmaking with the value of modern technology (such as reverse-osmosis machines and vacuum tubing). He gives a balanced view of the industry while offering a realistic picture of how modern technology can be beneficial, from both an economic and an environmental perspective. Within these pages, readers will find if syrup production is right for them (and on what scale), determine how to find trees for tapping, learn the essentials of sap collection, the art and science of sugarmaking, and how to build community through syrup production. There are many more unique aspects to this book that set it apart from anything else on the market, including: • A focus on maple as a local, sustainably produced and healthy alternative to corn syrup and other highly processed and artificial sweeteners; • The health benefits of sap and syrup in North America and throughout the world; • Attention to the questions of organic certification, sugarhouse registration, and the new international grading system; • Enhancing diversity in the sugarbush and interplanting understory crops for value-added products (ginseng, goldenseal, and mushrooms, specifically); • An economic analysis of utilizing maple trees for syrup or sawtimber production and the market opportunities for taphole maple lumber; • The value of sap as a healthful and profitable energy drink; • Detailed analyses on the economics of buying and selling sap; • Lots of great information on marketing to create a profitable business model (based on scale, interest, and access), and more. . . . Applicable for a wide range of climates and regions, this book is sure to change the conversation around syrup production and prove invaluable for both home-scale and commercial sugarmakers alike.



Farming the Woods

Farming the Woods Author Ken Mudge
ISBN-10 9781603585071
Release 2014-09-23
Pages 359
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Learn how to fill forests with food by viewing agriculture from a remarkably different perspective: that a healthy forest can be maintained while growing a wide range of food, medicinal, and other nontimber products. The practices of forestry and farming are often seen as mutually exclusive, because in the modern world, agriculture involves open fields, straight rows, and machinery to grow crops, while forests are reserved primarily for timber and firewood harvesting. In Farming the Woods, authors Ken Mudge and Steve Gabriel demonstrate that it doesn’t have to be an either-or scenario, but a complementary one; forest farms can be most productive in places where the plow is not: on steep slopes and in shallow soils. Forest farming is an invaluable practice to integrate into any farm or homestead, especially as the need for unique value-added products and supplemental income becomes increasingly important for farmers. Many of the daily indulgences we take for granted, such as coffee, chocolate, and many tropical fruits, all originate in forest ecosystems. But few know that such abundance is also available in the cool temperate forests of North America. Farming the Woods covers in detail how to cultivate, harvest, and market high-value nontimber forest crops such as American ginseng, shiitake mushrooms, ramps (wild leeks), maple syrup, fruit and nut trees, ornamentals, and more. Along with profiles of forest farmers from around the country, readers are also provided comprehensive information on: • historical perspectives of forest farming; • mimicking the forest in a changing climate; • cultivation of medicinal crops; • cultivation of food crops; • creating a forest nursery; • harvesting and utilizing wood products; • the role of animals in the forest farm; and, • how to design your forest farm and manage it once it’s established. Farming the Woods is an essential book for farmers and gardeners who have access to an established woodland, are looking for productive ways to manage it, and are interested in incorporating aspects of agroforestry, permaculture, forest gardening, and sustainable woodlot management into the concept of a whole-farm organism.



Meanings of Maple

Meanings of Maple Author Michael Lange
ISBN-10 9781682260371
Release 2017-09
Pages 236
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In Meanings of Maple, Michael A. Lange provides a cultural analysis of maple syrup making, known in Vermont as sugaring, to illustrate how maple syrup as both process and product is an aspect of cultural identity. Readers will go deep into a Vermont sugar bush and its web of plastic tubes, mainline valves, and collection tanks. They will visit sugarhouses crammed with gas evaporators and reverse-osmosis machines. And they will witness encounters between sugar makers and the tourists eager to invest Vermont with mythological fantasies of rural simplicity. So much more than a commodity study, Meanings of Maple frames a new approach for evaluating the broader implications of iconic foodways, and it will animate conversations in food studies for years to come.



Maple Sugaring

Maple Sugaring Author David K. Leff
ISBN-10 9780819575708
Release 2015-10-06
Pages 220
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Maple Sugaring gives readers an intimate look at the art and science of America’s favorite sweet. These stories, told by real-life sugarmakers, reveal how this ancient industry has continued into the twenty-first century. Thanks to the newest technology, and patience, New England sugarmakers are still keeping it real. A former maple sugarmaker and board member of the Maple Syrup Producers’ Association of Connecticut, David Leff takes us on a journey into the very heart of New England’s character. Along the way he talks with the sugar gurus, who share their expertise, insights, and anecdotes about their experiences in the business. What makes maple sugaring such a beloved tradition? Is it marketing savvy, family tradition, or something deeper—and harder to tap? This book is for anyone with a sweet tooth who is curious about the science, or who simply enjoys a good story. Maple Sugaring is full of wisdom, quirky characters, and recipes.



Backyard Sugarin A Complete How To Guide 4th Edition

Backyard Sugarin   A Complete How To Guide  4th Edition Author Rink Mann
ISBN-10 9781581575521
Release 2016-01-04
Pages 96
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From buying equipment to tapping your own trees to boiling the sap, this is the classic, best-selling guide to making maple syrup This little book swept maple sugarin’ buffs off their feet when it first appeared and is still the top-selling guide to the craft after over 40 years in print. Backyard Sugarin’ tells you how you can make maple syrup right in your own backyard without having to build a sap house or buy buckets, holding tanks, evaporators, and other expensive paraphernalia. This new edition also features a foreword by maple expert Michael Farrell, author of The Sugarmaker’s Companion, who provides a contemporary look back at the old-school techniques presented in this book. With detailed “how-to” information and tips from sugarers across the country, this is the only maple sugaring guide you’ll ever need.



How to Make Maple Syrup

How to Make Maple Syrup Author Alison Anderson
ISBN-10 9781603429221
Release 2014-03-05
Pages 128
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Third-generation syrup makers Alison and Steven Anderson show you how to collect sap using a tree-friendly tubing system and then cook, package, and even market your own syrup. With expert advice for first-time bottlers, the Andersons share their passion with a contagious excitement that is as inspiring as a bowl of sugar on snow.



Maple Sugar

Maple Sugar Author Tim Herd
ISBN-10 9781612122113
Release 2012-10-05
Pages 144
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Explore the fascinating history of maple sugaring in this informative guide to all things syrup. From the tap on the tree to the pancakes on your plate, Tim Held explains every nuanced step of the sugaring process. Learn to identify different kinds of maple trees and get inspired to tap the sugar maples in your backyard. Held also includes tempting recipes that use syrup in old-fashioned treats like maple nut bread, maple eggnog, and pecan pie.



Positive Impact Forestry

Positive Impact Forestry Author Thomas J. McEvoy
ISBN-10 9781597266178
Release 2012-06-22
Pages 288
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Positive Impact Forestry is a primer for private woodland owners and their managers on managing their land and forests to protect both ecological and economic vitality. Moving beyond the concept of "low impact forestry," Thom McEvoy brings together the latest scientific understanding and insights to describe an approach to managing forests that meets the needs of landowners while at the same time maintaining the integrity of forest ecosystems. "Positive impact forestry" emphasizes forestry's potential to achieve sustainable benefits both now and into the future, with long-term investment superseding short-term gain, and the needs of families -- especially future generations -- exceeding those of individuals. Thom McEvoy offers a thorough discussion of silvicultural basics, synthesizing and explaining the current state of forestry science on topics such as forest soils, tree roots, form and function in trees, and the effects of different harvesting methods on trees, soil organisms, and sites. He also offers invaluable advice on financial, legal, and management issues, ranging from finding the right forestry professionals to managing for products other than timber to passing forest lands and management legacies on to future generations. Positive Impact Forestry helps readers understand the impacts of deliberate human activities on forests and offers viable strategies that provide benefits without damaging ecosystems. It speaks directly to private forest owners and their advisers and represents an innovative guide for anyone concerned with protecting forest ecosystems, timber production, land management, and the long-term health of forests. Named the "Best Forestry Book for 2004" by the National Woodlands Owners Association



Maple on Tap

Maple on Tap Author Rich Finzer
ISBN-10 1601730349
Release 2012-12-15
Pages 112
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Explores the process of making maple syrup, from tapping the trees to boiling the syrup, with a troubleshooting guide, basic equipment and supplies, and end of season tasks.



Foundations of Special Education

Foundations of Special Education Author Michael Farrell
ISBN-10 9780470744642
Release 2009-04-03
Pages 328
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A unique cross-disciplinary critique of the foundations of Special Education. Covers legal, conceptual, medical, pharmacological, neuropsychological, social, behavioural, cognitive, psychotherapeutic, psycholinguistic, technological and pedagogical foundations Provides examples of how each foundation provides insights or practical contributions to special education generally, and to specific disabilities and disorders in particular Delivers information across all major types of disorder/disability in a single volume, creating a must-have reference for anyone involved in special education training, research or teaching



Maple Syrup

Maple Syrup Author Mike Rechlin
ISBN-10 193577834X
Release 2016-01
Pages 188
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This book takes the reader through the hows and whys of making maple syrup. On this journey readers not only learn how to make maple syrup, but also the biology, chemistry, and physical science behind the process. They will learn to, metaphorically, think like a tree as they get into the physiological processes of sap flow and the trees adaptations for winter. Working into syrup production, the book gets into the chemistry that gives maple syrup its special and distinctive color and taste. All of this is enhanced with the historic context of this sustainable product from our forests. Half way through the book youll be reaching for a drill and looking for a maple tree to tap. By the end youll be a scientist looking for the next maple mystery to solve or question to answer. Maple Syrup: An Introduction to the Science of a Forest Treasure is written in a style that will keep you turning to the next page. Author Mike Rechlin has been keeping students awake in class for the last forty years. His slightly quirky writing style is a product of those years in front of a class. I think youll enjoy it.



The Rheology Handbook

The Rheology Handbook Author Thomas G. Mezger
ISBN-10 3878701748
Release 2006
Pages 299
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The Rheology Handbook has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Rheology Handbook also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Rheology Handbook book for free.



Gods Wasps and Stranglers

Gods  Wasps and Stranglers Author Mike Shanahan
ISBN-10 9781603587150
Release 2016-11-01
Pages 208
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They are trees of life and trees of knowledge. They are wish-fulfillers ... rainforest royalty ... more precious than gold. They are the fig trees, and they have affected humanity in profound but little-known ways. Gods, Wasps and Stranglers tells their amazing story. Fig trees fed our pre-human ancestors, influenced diverse cultures and played key roles in the dawn of civilization. They feature in every major religion, starring alongside Adam and Eve, Krishna and Buddha, Jesus and Muhammad. This is no coincidence – fig trees are special. They evolved when giant dinosaurs still roamed and have been shaping our world ever since. These trees intrigued Aristotle and amazed Alexander the Great. They were instrumental in Kenya’s struggle for independence and helped restore life after Krakatoa’s catastrophic eruption. Egypt’s Pharaohs hoped to meet fig trees in the afterlife and Queen Elizabeth II was asleep in one when she ascended the throne. And all because 80 million years ago these trees cut a curious deal with some tiny wasps. Thanks to this deal, figs sustain more species of birds and mammals than any other trees, making them vital to rainforests. In a time of falling trees and rising temperatures, their story offers hope. Ultimately, it’s a story about humanity’s relationship with nature. The story of the fig trees stretches back tens of millions of years, but it is as relevant to our future as it is to our past.



The Crown Maple Guide to Maple Syrup

The Crown Maple Guide to Maple Syrup Author Robb Turner
ISBN-10 1419722484
Release 2016-10-18
Pages 224
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As the leading organic maple syrup on the market, Crown Maple produces top-quality syrups. Its syrups are so good that they re not only carried by a host of gourmet food markets, but also used in the world s best kitchens, including NoMad, Eleven Madison Park, Bouchon, Lincoln, and more. "The Crown Maple Guide to Maple Syrup" is the ultimate guide to maple syrup, with 65 sweet and savory recipes, instructions on tapping and evaporating, and an overview of the fascinating history of maple syrup in the United States. Crown Maple owner Robb Turner offers a comprehensive look into the world of maple syrup, complete with archival images and tutorials on the process. After you learn everything you need to know about maple syrup, move into the kitchen with recipes inspired by Robb and his wife Lydia s home kitchen. Try the maple-pecan sticky buns, the maple-glazed duck, or maple lemon bars. Beautifully designed, with a mix of detailed process illustrations from tap to bottle and enticingly photographed recipes, this book is the perfect reference and keepsake for every maple syrup lover."



The Sugar Season

The Sugar Season Author Douglas Whynott
ISBN-10 9780306822056
Release 2014-03-04
Pages 304
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A year in the life of one New England family as they work to preserve an ancient, lucrative, and threatened agricultural art--the sweetest harvest, maple syrup... How has one of America's oldest agricultural crafts evolved from a quaint enterprise with "sugar parties" and the delicacy "sugar on snow" to a modern industry? At a sugarhouse owned by maple syrup entrepreneur Bruce Bascom, 80,000 gallons of sap are processed daily during winter's end. In The Sugar Season, Douglas Whynott follows Bascom through one tumultuous season, taking us deep into the sugarbush, where sunlight and sap are intimately related and the sound of the taps gives the woods a rhythm and a ring. Along the way, he reveals the inner workings of the multimillion-dollar maple sugar industry. Make no mistake, it's big business--complete with a Maple Hall of Fame, a black market, a major syrup heist monitored by Homeland Security, a Canadian organization called The Federation, and a Global Strategic Reserve that's comparable to OPEC (fitting, since a barrel of maple syrup is worth more than a barrel of oil). Whynott brings us to sugarhouses, were we learn the myriad subtle flavors of syrup and how it's assigned a grade. He examines the unusual biology of the maple tree that makes syrup possible and explores the maples'--and the industry's--chances for survival, highlighting a hot-button issue: how global warming is threatening our food supply. Experts predict that, by the end of this century, maple syrup production in the United States may suffer a drastic decline. As buckets and wooden spouts give way to vacuum pumps and tubing, we see that even the best technology can't overcome warm nights in the middle of a season--and that only determined men like Bascom can continue to make a sweet like off of rugged land.



Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Author Michael Farrell
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106005173122
Release 1980
Pages 406
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Northern Ireland has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Northern Ireland also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Northern Ireland book for free.



The Small scale Poultry Flock

The Small scale Poultry Flock Author Harvey Ussery
ISBN-10 9781603582902
Release 2011
Pages 394
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The most comprehensive guide to date on raising all-natural poultry for the small-scale farmer, homesteader, and professional grower. The Small-Scale Poultry Flock offers a practical and integrative model for working with chickens and other domestic fowl, based entirely on natural systems. Readers will find information on growing (and sourcing) feed on a small scale, brooding (and breeding) at home, and using poultry as insect and weed managers in the garden and orchard. Ussery's model presents an entirely sustainable system that can be adapted and utilized in a variety of scales, and will prove invaluable for beginner homesteaders, growers looking to incorporate poultry into their farm, or poultry farmers seeking to close their loop. Ussery offers extensive information on: The definition of an integrated poultry flock (imitation of natural systems, integrating patterns, and closing the circle) Everything you need to know about your basic chicken (including distinctive points about anatomy and behavior that are critical to management) Extended information on poultry health and holistic health care, with a focus on prevention Planning your flock (flock size, choosing breeds, fowl useful for egg vs. meat production, sourcing stock) How to breed and brood the flock (including breeding for genetic conservation), including the most complete guide to working with broody hens available anywhere Making and mixing your own feed (with tips on equipment, storage, basic ingredients, technique, grinding and mixing) Providing more of the flock's feed from sources grown or self-foraged on the homestead or farm, including production of live protein feeds using earthworms and soldier grubs Using poultry to increase soil fertility, control crop damaging insects, and to make compost-including systems for pasturing and for tillage of cover crops and weeds Recipes for great egg and poultry dishes (including Ussery's famous chicken stock!) And one of the best step-by-step poultry butchering guides available, complete with extensive illustrative photos. No other book on raising poultry takes an entirely whole-systems approach, or discusses producing homegrown feed and breeding in such detail. This is a truly invaluable guide that will lead farmers and homesteaders into a new world of self-reliance and enjoyment.