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April 19, 2019
Gordy Lundquist, second place winner of last year's talent show, sang a hymn at the Birchview Assisted Living talent show. Travis Grimler / Echo Journal

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Birchview Assisted Living brims with talent
April 19, 2019 - 10:29am
April 2, 2019
Participants collect buckets of sap under the watchful eye of tour guide Billy Olmstead (right) Saturday, March 30, during the Maple Syrup Farm Tour hosted by the Northland Arboretum at the farm of Harry and Judy Worm in Brainerd. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery and Videoplay button
On tap: Syrup season is starting
April 2, 2019 - 9:00am
March 10, 2018
Maple sap was once such a huge part of life in this region. Maple sugar was a vital part of one's supplies necessary for baking, possibly brewing and anything we use sugar for today, so the season was very important for local families. I suspect it was a product that brought a great deal of joy to most households.
Grim's Grub: Sugarbush is calling maple syrup lovers
March 10, 2018 - 12:00pm
March 28, 2017
I did harvest acorns a couple years ago, but as many know, it is necessary to remove tanins in order to make this one palatable. I did a fair job of this, but I have a new plan for leeching this year. Hopefully there will be a bumper crop somewhere. Illustration
Grim's Tales: My new hit list
March 28, 2017 - 6:30am
March 15, 2017
It is that time of year again, possibly even the tail end, weather pending (I'm new at this so I dunno). It's time to tap maples. The concept of maple production is fantastic, if you ask me. It has great tradition. You make something delicious and the end result must be very satisfying to justify the work being put into it. Illustration
Grim's Grub: It's time to tap the sweetest trees
March 15, 2017 - 7:10am