2017 is going well!!

It’s been a busy year. Our resting season was taken up with an operation and visiting family. Always so good to see family members.

Then it was onto sugaring season. We had a fair season this year.

We just finished planting Christmas trees last week, and the new chick flock came in, as well as the bees.


We are well into our 2017 farming season. So good to see rain this year and promise of sunshine for this week.

The Spring blooming this year is beautiful, We have so enjoyed seeing everything wake up this year.

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The wild life is mostly Turkeys so far this year.

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The Sugar House


This is a 4×12 ft evaporator. The fire is fed every 5-10 minutes and has forced draft fans that makes the fire burn hotter.


It produces so much steam. Unless we keep the doors wide open, it fills the room with so much steam that we can’t see each other. It’s like walking around in a cloud.


Checking to see if the syrup is sheeting off the scoop. When it sheets properly it’s ready. James (holding the scoop) is third generation making syrup.


Bottling the sweet stuff.


This is happy. Dave created him to explain the process of tapping to the kids that come by on tours. He’s happy when we have warm days and cold nights.