Bette Lambert was born on her family dairy farm in Vermont and grew up working on the land and with many animals. Feeding and milking cows, building fences, and maple sugaring have always been a part of her life. And You married a dairy farmer and started a family. She has 6 children!
Bette wrote a book, called “A Farm Wife’s Journal”. where the window into farm life was flung open to sharing your daily joys and challenges!
Her days are filled with maple – agritourism, and sharing how maple is produced with guests on your farm, the production of maple syrup, candy, sugar, and other products.
About Silloway Maple
Maple is our business! Award-winning maple syrup, cream, sugar, candy, nuts…all made on our farm, with all renewable resources. Solar power, and traditional wood fire. We give tours year-round, and sell our syrup in a wide variety of containers, from 1.7-ounce glass hearts for weddings, to forty-gallon drums for institutions, and everything in between.
How maple syrup is produced,
For many years, woods roads were “broken out” in the early spring. The bulldozer was driven through the deep snow, making roads through the sugar woods. Traditionally, during school vacation, the third week of February, the trees were tapped. First went the person tapping the tree, carefully choosing a spot to drill that was not too near the taphole from another year. Next, treading in the same footsteps, walked a brother with the apron of spouts and the hammer, carefully tapping each metal spout in, followed by someone with a long roll of buckets, and lastly, the person with the covers.
Maple syrup is made from the sap of the sugar maple tree, primarily in the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada. The sugarbush is managed to maintain health and vigor and maximize the production of high-quality sap. The sap is the product of photosynthesis that occurs during the previous growing season. Sap flows during the early spring when nights are cold, and the daytime temperature is above freezing. Old-timers say that winter “has lost its grip”, and sugarmakers are glad to head for the woods.
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Women Under the Sun-AZ, LLC.
Kim moved to Tucson from Colorado to be near the work of some of the top cancer research in the world at Arizona Cancer Center. Aside from owning her own successful small businesses, she has 35 years of advertising and marketing background. Kim was a senior advertising executive for a popular Colorado magazine, creating several popular community leader print campaigns, along with her own cancer print campaigns.
“What made me successful in each of my ventures, was my ability to market my own businesses. I like to have fun. I think in the margins. I am always trying to think about how I can turn an experience into something new and creative that will make people think”.
Kim likes to camp and canoe. Her favorite string instrument is the cello and aspires to learn to play someday. She would like to travel the world.