03. April 2019
We did in fact get sap on Saturday and had a great boil with Bob Williams, the original owner of the farm and his partner, Glenda. It’s traditional to have them out for at least one boil during the season and it’s always special. They both fired, chatted with guests and staff and it was so special to have them back at the sugar camp.
29. March 2019
So, after some significant cold, we were able to get a good boil in Thursday. The sap did run, but not as much as the temperature had us hoping. A testament to how "frosty" the trees and ground still is, perhaps. We have to see what the trees give us today -friday. We're hoping to get enough to boil tomorrow during the Earltown Community Maple Festival.
23. March 2019
Friday’s boil was a good one. The camp was full of steam and the rain was so loud on the steel roof. It was another world in there....a magical maple world 🍁 Scott and Matt boiled til late evening and Scott bottled and came home later. Today? We have a little sap but will continue collecting and boil tomorrow, Sunday, firing up at 11:30ish. Woohoo!
22. March 2019
The Sugar Moon was Wednesday night. 📸 Scott Whitelaw. He says (on FB): “Lol all the "worm moon" posts! There ain't no worms wakingup in Earltown. (Still 4-5 feet of frost in the ground). Now, the maples trees? They're trying to wake up for sure. Small run of sap today with, hopefully, more to comefriday/saturday. Guess that's why the Mi'kmak people's called this the maple moon :-)” My post from Facebook: “Extra-special moon tonight we have had Mary Louise Bernard facilitate a Sugar...
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...
16. March 2019
Scott fired up the evaporator late afternoon today, and he and Matt are down there now boiling. It’s the first boil of 2019!!
14. March 2019
We're collecting sap...
08. February 2019
Time to do repairs🔨. Scott’s been up in the woods these days checking for breaks and replacing drop lines where needed. Conditions are great. Definitely icy in spots and he still needs snowshoes, but it’s definitely good going. The storms this year brought down a few trees, including some of our mainline supports😫The system is showing its age this year. We’ll have to replace those supports with more permanent poles, but not til after the sugar season. Otherwise....things are looking...
15. March 2017
8:45 pm Scott and Christopher are finishing up a boil right now down at the camp. Beginning late morning, we collected sap all day and by 4:30 we had close to 3/4 of a tank and a steady stream of sap. We had to process it.
11. March 2017
10:50 am We did get a boil in on Thursday, firing up at 11 am and wrapping up by supper time. Made some great syrup. The boil cleaned the tanks of sap, before the return of sub-zero temperatures. Now we're back to winter. Last night was around minus 20 and this morning, although sunny, is very cold still. Next warm spell should be sometime next week, according to some weather sites. But will a temperature spike be enough to wake up the trees? We'll see! Sometimes people come here to visit at...