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Spring happenings

We’re just over a week away from solo! So much has been happening in the last few months, but a few highlights include lambing, sugaring, and a visit from the legendary Tom Wessels!

Lambing

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“How was watching a lamb being born?”

“It’s disgusting. And slimy.”

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“I saw a lamb birth and I wasn’t expecting to be moved by it, but it was honestly one of the most amazing things I’ve seen here. I was so emotional and it was so beautiful. And then the sheep had twins and it was great!”

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“One of the sheep thought I was her lamb and tried to lick me.”

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“When I was helping, one of the lambs try to nurse and it took an hour. Lambs are dumb. But they’re so cute.”

A True Wessels Walk

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“Tell me about your hike with Tom Wessels.”

“He just literally knew all of the answers to every single one of our questions about the forest. I don’t know how you can know so much from just looking at trees. I mean I should probably know that because I’m in esci but…”

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^The man himself

“He looks like Santa Claus if Santa Claus went on Lean Cuisine. The man knows his stuff!”

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“He brought many things to the woods, like a beard and amazing knowledge about how to analyze. The way he broke down everything was incredible.”

Sugaring

We had a legendary season – over 200 gallons of syrup! When asked what they enjoyed about sugaring, students responded…

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“You get cool treats, you get to hang out with Sam the Sugarman, and you get upper body strength from dumping so many buckets.”

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“It was cool listening to the sound of the sap dripping into the buckets. You could hear all of it at once.”