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Fall Harvest from our Garden

Ice Fishing on Spencer Lake

Eating healthy is one of our goals and benefits of living out in the woods. Many sources of good healthy food can be found outside of a supermarket. You can learn about growing organic food at MOFGA's website. Also check out information on taking care of your liver health on Dr. Sandra Cabot's website.

Hunting in the woods and fishing in the lakes and ponds provide us meat throughout the year. For large game animals, we pressure can the meat for longer storage.

We gather fiddleheads in the spring and wild blueberries in the late summer. There are many other fruits and wild plants available throughout the warm months. Spring time we collect maple sap and boil them down to make maple syrup. Click the following links to see the complete maple syrup process: Step 1 - Tap Trees, Step 2 - Collect Sap, Step 3 - Boil Sap, Step 4 - Bottle Syrup.

Self-growing plants are a bonus to have in your garden: dandelions, stinging nettles, Jerusalem artichokes, horseradish, red currants, and rhubarb.

Whipple Pond is in a fairly cold zone, so we are limited to growing cold-hardy fruit trees (apples, cherries, and plums).

Growing a vegetable garden takes time, energy, and care. It allows us to choose the types of vegetables we grow and eat. We do not have to worry about what toxic chemicals were sprayed on our broccoli or cabbage because we can choose to grow food organically. After we harvest the garden vegetables in the fall, we can store them inside our underground root cellar. Vegetables and apples stay cool in the winter time even though it might be freezing outside. The root cellar also has space for keeping homemade canned goods, vinegar, and pickles. Therefore, plenty of food is available throughout the year.