12. March 2020
Waiting for warmer temps...and here’s the sugarmaker’s take on things - Sugar Moon Scott says... “ So, it's been 8 days since we fired up the evaporator for the first time this year. This picture shows why. There's approx 175 gallons of frozen sap in this tank (850 gallon capacity), nowhere close to what we need for another boil. Over this past week, despite what other parts of Nova Scotia may have been like, we saw a daytime high of plus 1 Celsius (March 5th) and the rest were either 0...
05. March 2020
We collected just enough sap for a “priming boil” - but not enough to make syrup yet. After showers, temperatures dropped and the sap slowed to a small trickle. The camp smelled like spring for awhile! Now we wait for more sap....
03. March 2020
Scott wrapped up tapping on the weekend and here’s the sap!!✨
28. February 2020
Scott is up in the woods again, tapping. We were discussing this morning how most other producers in this area have done their first boil already...but they are on vacuum systems, as far as we know, while we rely completely on gravity for our our sap to run. In addition, we’re that much higher in altitude - even compared to Earltown itself - and we tend to experience a few degrees lower than everyone else. That’s ok. We’ll get there. The sap will run in its own time and we’ll be ready.
24. February 2020
After what has felt like a long, cold winter, tapping has begun😃
20. April 2019
So, having wrapped up our 2019 production season with our Good Friday boil, all we can say is, "Wow!" and we're filled with gratitude. This one was definitely a year for the record books. Our yield of 0.87 liters of maple syrup per tap was the highest ever for our woods, both as Sugar Moon and during the Boondock days when Bob had the place (1973-1996). The weather worked in our favour and the trees were incredibly generous with sap that had a sugar content of between 2.5 and 3 % for almost all...
12. April 2019
Big boil last Sunday and three days of cold, flurries and sun and we're boiling again today (Friday) with hopes for another one over the weekend. We've officially surpassed our average expected yield and are eager to see how far the trees want to go this year. Given the signs of spring, the end is near......
07. April 2019
Cleaned up 1/2 tank of sap and left with a steady stream still coming. Tonight’s going below zero but with the sun and warm temps coming Sunday, we’ll be going again. It will be boil 11. A good season and the syrup still has beautiful flavour.
05. April 2019
What a memorable sugar season that was, 14 years ago! Your first visit to the sugar camp was at 11 days old....❤️
04. April 2019
“From the Wild"'s Kevin Kossowan & Giselle Couteau from Edmonton’s beloved “Duchess Bake Shop” couldn't have picked a better week to visit us. They were able to experience an absolutely gorgeous filming day in the woods Tuesday while we collected sap and then an awesome boil Wednesday with lots of sap, snow, heavy rain, wind, steam and syrup - virtually a whole sugar season expressed in one boil. It was our biggest production day this season, thanks to a sap sugar of close 3% and...