We have had a few inquiries, and yes, we are open for visitors this Easter weekend from 1pm - 5pm daily, including Good Friday!
This week we finally broke through the cold spell, and the above-zero daytime temperatures were exactly what we needed for the sap to run again. The sugarhouse shelves are well stocked with all the delicious, fresh maple goodness you need to complete your Easter feasts! Hope to see you
Sunday, March 18, 2018
It’s been over a week of freezing nights and daytime temperatures that crept up towards zero or barely above. As a result, we were getting very short and small dribbles of sap coming into the tank in the afternoons, but not quite enough to fire up the evaporator. Our sap tank has been building up a frozen sap-burg, as you can see! Today we finally had enough to boil down, and it sure was nice to smell that maple steam.
We remain open 1pm - 5pm daily, and still have lots of syrup that was made earlier this season available. Hopefully some warmer days are coming and we’ll get back into full swing soon!
Sunday, March 11, 2018
A unique phenomenon - the spring sapsicle! The conditions are just so close to being perfect for the sap to run with sunny skies and temperatures hovering right around the zero mark. Sapsicles occur when it is warm enough that the sap in the tree is liquid and trying to run, but freezes when it is exposed to the cold air as it drips out. Another of nature’s delights, however, we’d rather be making syrup! C’mon warmer days!!
Friday, March 9, 2018
If you are looking for something to brighten up your weekend, come visit us at the farm and you’ll see something new on the shelves in addition to the usual spring sweetness - Carley’s art is now for sale!
Those who are unfamiliar and wish to see more may do so at www.instagram.com/drifters.escape
The weather has been on the cool side this week and so we have had only very small runs of sap, if any at all. The weekend looks to be continuing along this trend, but we never quite know what Mother Nature will bring our way. We remain open daily from 1pm - 5pm. Happy March Break to all!!
Friday, March 2, 2018
It has been a quick, early start to the maple syrup season this year and we have produced our first batches of delicious, first-run liquid gold. We will be open at the farm beginning tomorrow, Saturday March 3rd from 1pm - 5pm, and we will be open daily for the remainder of the season with the same hours.
After a very spring-y spell kicking us off in February, the forecast shows a bit of a cooling trend in the coming days. Please dress warmly if you come for a visit, and bring your spring sweet tooths for a taste of sugar-on-snow. Keep your eye on the temperature and remember that it needs to be a bit above zero for the sap to run. We will also keep you posted on the goings-on at the sugarbush this weekend, so check back here for updates!
Hope to see you all very soon!