The "farm," located at 197 Scott Hill Rd in Lebanon CT, is often opened to local groups for tours to learn about making maple syrup. The renovation of our "Sugar Shack" and wood-fired evaporator are complete! 100% Connecticut Maple Syrup, Vanilla Bean Infused, Coffee Infused, Ginger Infused, Anise Infused, and Cinnamon Infused Maple Syrup are now available on the farm. We began renovations to the main barn last spring and our Farm Store is now completed. Our store showcases products from other small farmers and producers in our area. Our store is open Saturdays from 10-4 through the end of March. If you would like to visit at other times, please contact us to set something up.
Photo Credit: Winter Caplanson
Our family consists of a christian dad and mom who are raising their five children, all girls, in the small farm lifestyle. Three of our girls have now "flown the nest" and are having great success out in the "real world".
Our girls range in age from 22 down to 15 years old. All still have some part in the chores that come with living on a farm.
Abigail, the oldest, is the sole proprietor of the farm. She has an Associate's Degree in Small Business and Entrepreneurial Studies from Three Rivers Community College. Abby and Justin married in August of 2015 and are expecting their first child in March 2017!!
Nathalie completed high school two years early, completed a year in Restaurant Management at Three Rivers Community College and has her Associates degree in Culinary Arts from Bob Jones University. Nathalie is the genius behind our infused syrups! Nat's future plans include launching her own custom creations bakery very soon!
Hannah and Nathalie share an apartment locally and Hannah is a nanny and pet-sitter/farm-sitter. She stops by during busy seasons to give us a hand wherever she is needed.
Rachel continues to be homeschooled through high school. Rachel recently won a scholarship in the IEA and will be competing in equestrian shows locally. Rachel has also taken over the chicken coop and expanded the flock with blue, green, and brown egg layers. Eggs are for sale in the farm store!
Samantha is pursuing a dog project this year in 4-H with her new Beagle mix puppy named Sage. She also has been studying archery at a local range. Samantha has chosen public school for high school and is loving it. Samantha and Rachel are our main helpers for collecting and hauling the sap from the trees to the barn.
Sam and Amy are 4-H leaders of a dairy goat club that has expanded to include chickens, dogs, sheep, turtles, lizards, and rabbits! The Great Goats and More 4-H club is quite active in the community and can be found participating in many local events throughout the year. Public Speaking and Community Service projects are strongly encouraged and supported in the club.
Photo Credit Margit Fish