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Last year was my first year making maple syrup on my own. I went from volunteering at large sap house, to boiling sap on my back deck in a lobster pot. In short I was starting from scratch and venturing on my own. My next step up, though still lacking my own sugar house, is getting a divided flat pan…

We traveled to Bermuda to see the America's Cup and to dual celebrate our anniversary but mainly because we (well, mainly me) wanted to see the AC boats and races.  The fact it was a Bermuda was secondary.  I always knew of Bermuda, it's where my Grandparents went when I was younger, but knowing about a place and having it…

Recently got back from the America's Cup in Bermuda.  What a great place to hold this event.  In case you've been away for a spell, here's a spoiler alert... Oracle didn't win.  Actually they lost soundly.  No fault of their own, they really busted their butts but Emirates just proved to be sailing far too perfectly to lose.  After a…

There are actually videos on the video page right now... Imagine that! Click the link on the top bar or head over to: http://carterbrown.com/videos/ and you'll currently see a bunch of videos of my iceboating adventures. Iceboating is a huge passion of mine, which is currently not being met this year as of yet. Lots of snow and a busy…

I'm getting ready for the latest maple tapping and boiling season.  Last year was the first time I have ever taken on this venture by myself.  I used to assist with a hobby sap house in the past (family and friends) and we'd make 100+ gallons of finished product every year.  I think that ended due to the lack in…

One of my enjoyments is heading out and having a cigar in my cigar shack out back. I'll bring out a beer, a cigar - back up cigar - turn on the heater in winter, turn on the air filter and sit back and watch Vimeo while enjoying (usually) a cigar. Tonight we gave the Dunbarton Tobacco and Trust Umbagog…

Oh no, he's at it again... One too many blogs, trying to keep my hobbies and passions in different places so those interested in one wouldn't be burdened by the boredom of another.  Or so I had hoped.  Instead, it just made for more work and maintenance than I preferred. Time for it all to change and bring all my…

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