16. March 2019
Scott was home by midnight last night. The sap indeed ran steadily all night so we’ll be firing up at around 1 pm today. The photo below was taken by Matt, our fireman. Here’s what he shared on social media: #Repost @earltownmatt ・・・ Scott @sugar_moon_farm drawing off the first batch of syrup for 2019. This was my first time firing the evaporator and I really enjoyed it! It’s a peaceful place, especially compared the hustle and bustle of the pancake house! We saved a small vial for...
08. March 2017
10:28 am So after several days of wintery cold, the temperatures are creeping above zero - right now it's raining and about plus 3 here at Sugar Moon. Waiting to see what the trees do. Because the sap is 97% water, we need warmer temperatures for it to run. There are several forecast sites that aren't calling for it to go below zero tonight - that bodes well.
03. March 2017
11:58 pm Great boil yesterday!
02. March 2017
12:10 pm Scott came home at 1 am this morning. They left a full tank and a half and the sap still running. Today though the temperature's supposed to drop by late afternoon. The sap will stop. And then it'll be a waiting game again and the next few days are going to be super cold. All went reasonably smoothly last night. There are always a couple of glitches at the start of the season...like a malfunctioning thermometer, things like that. The syrup is awesome. Took a little more time due to the...
01. March 2017
7:45 pm Boiling tonight! Started around supper time with a full tank. Woohoo! Come on up this weekend! Our Sugar Season hours begin: Fri-Sat-Sun 9 to 5. brunch tours sugar-on-snow snowshoeing maple products
01. March 2017
8:50 am Rainy mild weather coming in. Waiting to see what the trees are going to do!
27. February 2017
9:40 am Boiling today! Scott and Christopher will clean up the little bit of sap left from a thin stream over the past couple of rainy days. Sounds like we will get more sap this week. The plan is to process it all before the temperatures drop on the weekend. We'll be back to winter temps Saturday and Sunday. Then more sap coming mid March, it appears. Other parts of Nova Scotia have seen sap for a while now. Producers have been making syrup. Spring is definitely here!
25. February 2017
8:55 am Happy spring! Sap trickled all night. Depending upon what happens today with sap, Scott will either boil tonight or tomorrow. We've got just barely enough for a "priming boil". What's a priming boil? It's when we put around 150 gallons of sap into the evaporator, light the fire and boil for about 4 to 5 hours. At that point, the evaporator is ready for the season and we'll start making maple syrup. Sugar season's here at last!
02. April 2016
10:40 pm Saturday Great day today, boiling with the rain coming down on the metal roof. Made excellent mid-season syrup. Left a tank of sap to boil tomorrow, Sunday. We'll fire up at 11 again, Bob and Scott. Come on up!
31. March 2016
4:00 pm Thursday Boiled yesterday, Wednesday. Scott and Christopher fired up at around 1 pm. Boiled til after supper, left with the sap running a little. It ran a little over night, and is running really well right now. We'll probably boil tonight. Better than boiling in a rainstorm tomorrow! So far this season we've boiled 7 times and have made about 60% of an average crop. Great, considering we like to boil at least 1/2 by the end of March. We're right on track. Pretty cool to have 5 year...