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The Sound of Spring
I love the plop, plop, plop of sap in the bucket. Listen closely and you can here the sap flow increasing as the sun comes out from behind a cloud.
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…
Tapping has begun!
Yes, 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. IContinue reading “Tapping has begun!”
Cleaning up the ice storm, getting ready for maple season 2009
This is the time of year that Joe shifts gears from construction and spends more time in the sugar bush setting up lines, cleaning up tree debris, fixing damage from little critters, and doing all the things that get us in good shape for February tapping. This year he’s got his hands full. That nastyContinue reading “Cleaning up the ice storm, getting ready for maple season 2009”