Corona Guilt

Earlier this April Chief of Operations wrote: The world is being consumed by a pandemic while the trees on our knoll are producing the most sap I have ever witnessed in one season. The virus barged in on the coattails of sugar season with the same chaotic rush and heartless disregard for whether you were… Read More

The Forest Meets the Sugarhouse

The 2020 bumper crop is in. As we scurry to pull taps and scrub pans, it’s good to pause, step back, and take the long view. Our crew member and guest blogger Morgan Perlman writes: The Forest Meets the Sugarhouse Once everything in the sugarhouse is cleaned in the morning, we get the boiling started… Read More

Endless Run

Chief of Operations writes: QUICK UPDATE March 28th: There’s no time to elaborate. We boiled well into the wee hours and are right back at it. In short: sap, sap, and more sap; playing “tank tag” which involves redirecting the sap into various holding tanks every little while to fill them up to the max… Read More

Hill Report: Chasing the Bubbles

Guest blogger Bob Page writes: A simple summary of the three laws of thermodynamics and the fight against entropy. First Law:  You can’t win. Second Law: You can’t even break even. Third Law: You can’t get out of the game. It’s been two years since I volunteered to help out at Nebraska Knoll during emergencies… Read More