Tree and Plant Identification # 7 – Maple Sap

Journal Notes: Maple Sap – Best from a sugar maple but using other maple trees can work too. A sugar maple is a deciduous hardwood tree that normally grows to be 80-115 ft tall. The leaves can be almost 8 inches long and wide with five palmate lobes with smaller basal lobes, the notch tends … Continue reading Tree and Plant Identification # 7 – Maple Sap

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Tree and Plant Identification #3 – Partridge Berry

Journal Notes: Partridge Berry – A type of ground vine usually found amongst leaf litter. The leaves are about 1/2 inch, evergreen, oval to heart shaped and grow opposite. The flowers are usually about 1/2 inch long and are bell shaped with four or five petals. Usually solitary the berry is bright red. The fruit is edible … Continue reading Tree and Plant Identification #3 – Partridge Berry

Woods of the Past #3 – Ethan Allen Crawford

Image of The Rosebrook Farm courtesy of WhiteMountainHistory.org and Dartmouth College Library. Ethan Allen Crawford, known as the “Mountain Giant”, is the stuff legends are made of. He is one of my favorite woodsman for many reasons. As a young boy, he and the rest of his family, were among the first homesteaders in Crawford … Continue reading Woods of the Past #3 – Ethan Allen Crawford