After a VERY slow start to the season, we’ll be open this Sunday for our annual open house from 11-4. Given the forecast, it looks like we will be boiling. It’s been too cold most of the month for the sap to run. We need the cold, freezing night followed by the warm sunshine toContinue reading “Open house this weekend”
March is here, and that means the sugaring season is here too! You’re invited to our open house held every Sunday in March from 11-4. So far this year February has seemed more like March. The sap has been flowing, and Joe has been keeping busy boiling in the sugar house. The sugar content hasContinue reading “Open house 2013”
Today it’s warm, over 60 degrees. And it was in the 20’s earlier this week. That mean the sap is running today. Joe just left to collect sap at the Quabbin Reservoir, where we tap some trees on state land. So far today we have about 1,000 gallons of sap to boil down. We’re makingContinue reading “A great day for sap…”
First boil of the 2012 maple syrup season here at the Hardwick Sugar Shack in central Massachusetts. Our first run was January 31st–that’s a record! It’s the earliest we’ve ever started our season.
The October snow storm did not herald a tough winter. Just the opposite. Very mild, and we’re making lots of maple syrup here in central Massachusetts.