We completed a lot of work in the sugar camp this off season including new stainless steel storage tanks and some reconfiguring of the sap storage area. We've installed white vinyl panelling on some of the walls to brighten things up a little. Now, we're just waiting for the weather to warm up!
The sap season began early - we started tapping Feb 19 and made syrup by Feb 22. Most of March was too cool but first 2 weeks of April were exceptional. We finished boiling April 12
After a shorter milder winter, the 2016 season has arrived. We started tapping in late February and finished on Mar 5. The sap started to run shortly after and we made syrup last week. With the mild overnight temperatures, the sap ran continuously for the first few days and it was one of the busiest weeks we've ever had.
Once again the syrup season is off to a later start. There was a lot of snow in the bush this year which made tapping very challenging. We have made a little syrup and hope that the coming week will bring more seasonable weather. This year we are participating in the Maple Weekend. You can also read about it in the Frontenac News.
The 2014 season has finally arrived. It began much later than in past years; in fact almost a month later. It started slowly due to the conitnuing cold, but this past week the weather has improved and we hope it continues for the next few weeks! There continues to be a lot of snow in the bush, and plenty of ice on the lakes which hopefully means another good season ahead. Prices have remained the same as last year.
The 2013 season has arrived with a few days of warm weather to start the sap flowing. We boiled on Thursday and Saturday and made some extra-light syrup that has a great early season flavour. The weather looks like it is going to cool down for a few days, but hopefully the forecast for warmer weather mid next week will materialize. We haven't completely finished tapping yet, so the cooler weather is welcomed to allow us to finish getting ready for the season. .
We have fresh syrup! We boiled Feb.24. The earliest on record. It is very light in colour and very mild flavor. Since then the weather has turned colder and we don't expect more sap for a few days. This year we installed a new high efficiency woodfired evaporater and upgraded a large portion of our pipeline system. Looking forward to a good season.