Thirteen years ago Ben worked at Wagbo Peace Center, as it was known then, with Rick and Tracy Meisterheim. He made gallons and gallons of maple syrup, sawed wood at the mill and did lots of daily chores like milking the cows and feeding the chickens. While it is not a working farm now, it was still fun to see and visit. The current board is still making maple syrup and holding various workshops. We happened to come by during a Goat Skill Swap day.
For the last three years I've been able to pick strawberries in Michigan and take home strawberry jam. This year was even better when we found organic strawberries to pick at Providence Farm in Central Lake, just down the road from our favorite cherry orchard!