Maplewood Farm, Nova Scotia

20 03 2010

I had too much to say in my last post about the maple syrup farm.

What a great place Maplewood Farm is and what a welcoming family Rex Veinot, his wife and son are. It seemed appropriate that Rex’s name meant ‘king’ while our name  is ‘Queen’, but we didn’t know that his son’s name Ryan, meant ‘little king’.

Visitors are shown around the sugar shed and everything is explained and demonstrated.

Not only does the family run this maple syrup business, they also have a Christmas tree farm and take great pride in managing the woodland. As you can see they won the 2009 award .

Everyone is welcome to walk the trails through the forest and enjoy it – at any time of the year. It gives you a good feeling to find someone who does not put up ‘Private’ and ‘Keep out’ signs. There are Christmas trees of all sizes, from tiny to huge.

Although the deciduous trees were not in leaf yet we saw some interesting birch trees, with beautiful bark. I think this might be the yellow birch.

Rex even told us about a cabin they have in the wood where we could stay if we wanted.

It’s rustic, but cosy.

This was a really great place to visit and I hope that Rex Veinot and his family have lots of visitors.

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4 responses

1 04 2010
sartenada

Very nice. Believe or not, I like that small red cabin. As You said it is cosy and I agree You with full of my heart.

I stared for a long time those birches with beautiful bark. I have never seen anything like that. We do not have yellow birches here. Here are main birches we have:

Silver birches, downy birches, dwarf birches and one which has no translation in English, but my translation is fell birches (Betula pubescens subsp. czerepanovii).

1 04 2010
jackiequeen

Like you, the yellow birches were new to us. Their bark does look fabulous. I love the tall elegant silver birches too.

22 09 2011
Rex Veinot

Hi to the Queens.
It has been a while since last seeing you and as so many really fantastic folks visit our Farm I am finding it difficult to remember your faces at this time, please forgive. Am really glad that you had a great time and visit to our humble sugar shack and fabulous wood lot. Things have probably changed a lot since you were here the last time as we have a employee constantly doing some silvaculture or harvest of some sort in the forest. We have just finished tagging the years crop of Christmas Trees and they are looking more beautiful then ever. It really does pride me to see our forest so beautiful and to hear such good words from you.
Thanks.
Always welcome.
May God Bless
Rex Veinot

22 09 2011
jackiequeen

Thank you for finding my Blog Rex. We must make another trip to your farm. Maybe we will have a walk through the forest in the winter. All the Best with the Christmas tree sales.

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