The 2014 season is right on our heels – this year went by so fast! Let’s all keep our fingers crossed for some cold weather over the next 4 weeks. We don’t need below zero, we just need below freezing so the sap will be sugar-rich come the beginning of March.
Planning for March 1 is well underway, and there is much to do over the next month. We will be running our tubing during the weekends of February 15 and February 22, and tapping during the week of February 24 so we can be boiling by the weekend of March 1. We have some work in the sugar house to prep our equipment and make any needed repairs – lots to do and so little time!
During December, Farmer Paul & Farmer Kathy both started new jobs. This will, unfortunately, affect our availability for hosting tours during the week. So this year we will need to do things a bit differently, and hopefully we will be able to accommodate all requests. On days during the week when we are boiling, the earliest tour time will be 6pm. Tours last about an hour, so hopefully this will still work for everyone. We will also extend our weekend hours every Saturday and Sunday to 9-6, and can schedule groups during the evening hours after that. Last year we had over 3,600 visitors during March for tours – our biggest year yet! We are hoping to get a similar turnout this year.
As the season gets closer we will post updates here and on our Facebook page, so please check back often. It is easier to update Facebook, so you might want to check there first.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time if you have a group of over 20. If your group is smaller than that then you can drop in any weekend. If you would like to come during the week in the evening (6pm or later), or on a weekend after our normal hours, please email us and we will do our best to accommodate.