Saturday, March 30, 2019

Just shy of 600 gallons today.....

So yes, we'll be cooking at the Shak tonight.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Hopeful for a good day...

We had some decent collecting days this week and were able to cook down what was collected the same day. Yesterday (Thursday) the trees took a break but we’re hopeful they run today, which means we’d cook at the Shak on Sat night. Stay tuned.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

We’re ready!

We finished our prep last night, including mounting a new tank on the front of the skidsteer...AND the trees are running! See the 3/4 full bucket? Definitely cooking at the Shak tonight.

Friday, March 22, 2019

One more day of prep needed....

We have sap to cook, but need one more day of prep at the Shak before we can begin making syrup. Hopefully we’re ready tomorrow!

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Enough sap to fill the pans for the first cook of the season

Well.....we've got all the the trees tapped and have collected just enough sap to fill the pans for our first cook of the season! The 4-wheeler and gator are ready with tanks. Still have a little work to do on the skidsteer getting a tank mounted on the front so we don't have to lift the full buckets as high as we did last year (for us shorter......maybe not as strong collectors). Might be cooking as soon as tomorrow evening!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Hardest worker in the woods........

So far this year the hardest worker in the woods goes to a machine!! We load-up the skidsteer's snow bucket with buckets, taps, and lids and it's our way of hauling our supplies out to the the woods. Usually we pull a trailer behind a 4-wheeler, but this year there's just too much snow. We've got about 3/4 of our trees tapped and hope to finish tomorrow. Then our focus will be on getting the Sugar Shak ready.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Spring Showers Bring .......

We're hoping these Spring Showers bring 'Melting Powers!' The forecast would lead us to believe that the trees may start running next week, but the snow is VERY deep in the woods! Up the to deers' tails shall we say? That makes for pretty tough tapping conditions for we humans. Stay tuned.