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Happy 20th Birthday, SUGARING!

by Jessie Haas My neighbor, Stephen Major, is sugaring, as people have done at this old sugarhouse for 100 years or more. He drives a pair of horses, Morgan/Percheron half siblings Henry and Nell, to gather sap from the buckets along the roads. Meanwhile sap self-gathers from plastic pipeline strung up the hillsides. Twenty years […]

Happy Anniversary, Sugaring!

By Jessie Haas Sugaring has been in print for 15 years! A lot has happened in that time. I don’t follow baseball—in fact, in the last game I watched on TV, Luis Tiant was pitching. But word has reached me in my mountain cabin that the Red Sox finally won the World Series, and in […]

When Greenwillow Went to the Dogs

FROM THE WRITER’S DESK, BY JESSIE HAAS These days I’m thinking a lot about positive reinforcement as I write a book about clicker training (my third touching on the topic, after Shaper and Horse Crazy!). I realized that Susan Hirschman used some clicker training principles in the way she handled authors, and she certainly had […]