Blyth Creek Maple Farm News
|Posted on 29 March, 2016 at 10:30||comments (1)|
Facts on the Fur industry
Wildlife been used since the beginning of mankind for food, clothing and shelter. Subsistence lifestyles forced many early civilizations to rely on this natural resource for survival, but early populations soon discovered the economic value of these resources. Some of the earliest recorded formal trading activities date to the 9th century in Western Europe, and it quickly became a profitable industry. As trade increased, fur grew from its necessity for survival to an additional role in the fashion world. Demand for beaver was the driver of this fashion trend with its multi-functional properties as raw fur, as well as processed wool and felt.
(with permission from Gerard VandenBoogaard)
|Posted on 14 March, 2016 at 11:00||comments (0)|
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|Posted on 18 February, 2016 at 11:40||comments (0)|
Iskigamizigan - Sugar Camp
Nase'ige - She stirs to form sugar
Anishinaabe-Ziinzibaakwad - Maple Sugar
biskitenaagan - a sap bucket of folded birch bark
Nathan demonstrating how the Ojibwe would place hot rocks into collected sap, to evaporate the water from the sugar.
|Posted on 17 February, 2016 at 14:25||comments (0)|
The call of the crow signified the return of spring. Families moved to the sugaring camp. While the men were off hunting, the women and children would stay in the camp, collecting maple sap and boiling it down to sugar, by placing hot rocks from the fire, into the sap.
Later they would teach the early European Settlers the art of Maple Sugaring, and the process has passed down from one generation to another. Today we enjoy nature's sweet treat. People from all over the world delight to try a taste of this delectable golden syrup.
|Posted on 1 February, 2016 at 22:35||comments (0)|
This past fall Steve and a couple of good carpentry friends, constructed and built a beautiful covered bridge over the creek in the bush. The beams were harvested from some of the hardwood that grow on our property. You are going to love the background for your pictures!
|Posted on 3 February, 2015 at 19:50||comments (0)|