This has been a very short season. Your last chance to see maple syrup being made at the Hardwick Sugar Shack is tomorrow, March 29, 2015 between 11-4. Joe and I are just leaving the farm now to go collect sap for tomorrow’s boil. Onyx and Pearl (our black and yellow labs) are awaiting ourContinue reading “Last open house of 2015”
Monthly Archives: March 2015
The Season That Almost Wasn’t
Joe and I were beginning to think winter would never end and the spring sap would never flow! I’m very happy to report that Mother Nature has decided that spring will come after all, with the first boil of the MA maple season season happening yesterday here in Hardwick. Here are a couple of picturesContinue reading “The Season That Almost Wasn’t”
I’m sorry to say there is still no sap to boil into maple syrup. Joe tells me he now has sap anxiety…we’ve never started the season so late. Usually we have the first boil in January, one or two in February, then every week in March. So far this year: zero, zip, nada. If youContinue reading “Still waiting…”
Where’s the sap?
In theory, today is the first open house. In practice, the maple season hasn’t begun. Mother Nature is on her own schedule, and this year the snow and cold has put off the start of the season. As I write this morning, Joe is down at the sugar house getting everything ready for when theContinue reading “Where’s the sap?”