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Archive for February, 2009

Turkeys join me for lunch

Today the wild turkeys that call the Hardwick Sugar Shack home stopped by for an afternoon visit. Take a look at what they ate for lunch…

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Tapping has begun!

2-9-09-007Yes, its been a long winter here in the Northeast. In fact, we still have these huge icicles hanging off the front of our house. Nonetheless, I know spring is right around the corner because Joe began tapping trees this weekend!

We have about 1000 taps at this point, and adding more every year. I still remember when we used to tap a few trees around the house and boiled the sap for hours and hours on the stove. I miss that humidifier in my house, even though it made for a messy kitchen.

The collection tanks are still sitting in back of the sugar house. Joe will start putting those out this week after he’s done tapping (he has only about 300 taps left to go). Cindy Fitzgibbon of Fox 25 news is forecasting another nice warm up Wednesday and Thursday of this week, so it’s conceivable that Joe could be boiling this week. Yippee!

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