Monthly Archives March 2020

I sadly had an old iceboat I went out of my way on a three hour drive to pick up. It was the ugly girl at the prom. Too heavy, needed touching up, and frankly couldn't give it away when the time came. I bought it from a guy on Cape Cod and didn't realize my mistake until I was there to pick it up. It was my second boat and thought it would be a good loaner. It wasn't. So it wasn't a good loaner, I couldn't give it away.. Literally... So I did the only thing I could do, I give it a worthy send off in a clean up fire. Sadly even the hardware wasn't worth saving.…

First and foremost I kept horrible track of everything this year. Was an odd year to say the least. While the sap is still running for some, I ended up pulling my taps due to the 0.5 sugar content coming out. Even with my Reverse Osmosis, that's not enough for me to keep going. So I called it. Pulled the taps, cleaned the gear - even had a neighbor want to keep going so he borrowed my pan and burner. So timing was perfect for him! Overall made ~ 7 gallons of finished product which is on par for what I normally do. I was hoping to get over 10 gallons this year and if I kept going I would…

We are having some good weather for a few good runs. Currently boiling in the finisher. Three gallons of syrup so far this season and should have another two or three tonight added to that. Not the best year for making syrup as the sugar content is low so what I do get in sap doesn't produce a lot of syrup.

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