Calendars, candies and cuties

Just in time for holiday gift giving, we have two items that we have working from our fancy new online store.

First, I put together a 2012 calendar of all the cute critters we have around here. I tried to include everyone, and I tried to make the photos somewhat match the seasons. We sure do have a lot of snowy photos! Here is the set of the photos used in the calendar so you can get an idea. It’s an 8.5 x 11 inch standard calendar that I had made at Staples this year. It’s $17.00 including shipping. [click here to order]

Half pound maple candy Next, I took three gallons of our lightest maple syrup that we made this year and turned it into maple candy. It’s so good! Addictively so, so please order it quickly so I stop eating it all! Yum. It’s 100 percent pure maple syrup. We are selling two size boxes, one pound and a half of a pound. I made an assortment of shapes, both holiday shapes and ones very New Hampshire-ish, like the Old Man of the Mountain and moose! We’ll mix up the pieces in each box and try to give a good selection. If you want a certain shape, just let me know in the comment section. We include special maple candy boxes perfect for gift giving. [Click here to buy maple sugar candy]

I met someone in the Holistic Farming class I took in Vermont earlier this year whose family has been making maple syrup and maple candy for four generations. I approached her to see if she would let me pay to use her equipment plus help me through the process, and she agreed. It’s going to take a lot of practice to get the hang of it, plus the equipment itself is about $1,400, so this was a great deal for me. Here’s a short little video of how it all works.

Boy And in case you were hoping for a puppy this Christmas, I still have one male who is looking for a home. We’ve become the Puppy Channel here and there are tons of photos in this set on Flickr. This litter will be registered Icelandic Sheepdog puppies with the AKC, since both Reiki and Disa are registered. They are 6 weeks old today and will be ready to go home the week between Christmas and the New Year. Aptitude testing is going to happen early that week, as is their vet appointment. They are adorable, of course, and so smart! I’m really happy with how the last litter has grown up, and part of me only wants to sell puppies to someone who takes lots of photos or brings them by every now and then.

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One Comment

  1. Jag Patel
    Posted December 17, 2011 at 10:37 pm | Permalink

    I’m too late – the maple candy is listed as out of stock already. I look forward to the next batch.

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