YOKEL

Yokelet: n. 1. A small farm; so called as requiring but one yoke of oxen to till it.

Thursday

10

April 2014

HOW TO MAKE MAPLE SYRUP

by Darcy O'Neil, on maple syrup, how to

With the arrival of spring and warmer temperatures, the first thing I could do on the farm is tap the maple trees and make some maple syrup. I've never made maple syrup before, but like most people in Eastern Canada and the northeastern US, I was introduced to maple syrup as a child and not just on my pancakes, waffles, French toast and ice cream. One of the rights of…

Saturday

15

March 2014

THE FARM

by Darcy O'Neil, on farm

The first place to start now that we've been introduced should be what I intend to do on this little farm and what kind of goals I want to accomplish. This project is more than a "postage stamp" garden, there will be some attempt in the future to sell what is grown. I want to get my kids involved as well, which will most likely culminate in to the "Little…

Friday

31

January 2014

WELCOME TO YOKEL

by Darcy O'Neil, on farm

This is Yokel. The word yokel is often used to describe a country simpleton or hillbilly type character. A Yokelet is a small farm, so called as requiring but one yoke of oxen to till it. I don't own an ox, nor am I a farmer, but I do live on a small farm and curiosity has compelled me to do more than admire it from the window. This will…