First Boil of 2018

Since our last post we have finished tapping our trees and started boiling! We counted a little over 2,700 taps.

We have been chasing vacuum leaks in the woods as much as possible while collecting sap. We got the evaporator all cleaned up and ready for the first boil of the 2018 season.

Our first boil was a great success; we didn’t run into any big issues that would halt production, whew! After a year there is always that worry in the back of your mind….what did we forget? But, it was a great first boil
to start the season off with, Richard estimates we made around 100 gallons of maple syrup. It was an exciting sight from the road- the steam billowing out from the stacks with the smell of fresh maple syrup boiling over a wood fire! Spring is here!

It has been a fun week. We have had a bunch of visitors from the Big Apple, they are on February break from school. Thanks for visiting us! Don’t forget we always love giving tours! Come visit us and you might even catch us boiling!

    

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