Earliest First Boil: February 16th

WEATHER: For 48 hours from Wednesday morning to Friday morning (2/15-2/17) the temps stayed above freezing, in the high 30’s to mid 40’s. During Friday the temp plummeted to the teens. New snow thickened the sky but didn’t amount to much. Saturday (2/18) remains below freezing. A thaw is forecasted for Sunday afternoon. HOW’S IT… Read More

Tapped by Valentine’s Day and None Too Soon

Up in the woods tapping maple trees on a recent sunny day, crew member and resident folklorist Lawrence Lackey happened to glance uphill and could scarcely believe his eyes. Why, it was the phantom tapper! LL (as he is known in these parts) later sang to the crew what he recalls of The Ballad of… Read More

How was your season?

“How did the season end up?” asked Barb the bookkeeper.“I hope the season finished strong,” wrote a friend from the West.“What sort of year was it?” asked Patty when she placed a phone order.“Did you have a good season?” asked Wendy at Mac’s Market. “Good.”“Yuh, it did.”“Good.”“Yuh, we did.” It reminds me of returning home… Read More

Maple Coconut Drops

MTL writes: EASY, NO BAKE YOU WILL NEED: ½ cup almond butter½ cup tahini1.5 tablespoons maple syrup1 tsp. cinnamon½ cup chopped walnuts or almonds1 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut + more for rolling2 tablespoons chia seeds2 tablespoons coconut flour1 scoop collagen powder (optional) Mix nut/seed butters w/maple syrup until smooth. Add all other ingredients and mix… Read More

Sugarhouse Dome

Chief of Operations writes: Visitors entering our evaporator room during boiling hours are immediately confronted by the roaring evaporator that commands their attention. As the initial shock of voraciously steaming pans subsides, the observant begin to notice a few other points of interest in this room. High on the north wall over the woodshed doors… Read More