Monday, February 27, 2017

Sugaring time

After many months of anticipation sugaring time has arrived and for the past three days we have been collecting Maple sap and boiling it down to make Maple syrup. It is a very hard and time consuming effort as the sap to syrup ration is roughly 40-1, meaning that it takes 40 gallons of sap to make 1 gallon of syrup. Yes folks, a lot of sap.
Once we have made enough syrup to last a year and made some Maple sap wine we will turn our attention to the Birch tree's.
All go guys in a very tasty way.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Thoughts of gardening, beekeeping and maple syrup making

Well folks, the months have once again slipped by. We are now turning our attention to the joys of gardening and what we will plant this year. The garden will remain small as the soil is poor and lacking many nutrients so we will need to put Mookie's dung to work!
We are turning our hand to bee keeping this year and we will be purchasing our first hive at the end of February.
Another new to us project will be the tapping of our many Maple and Birch tree's. We have quite a few on the property so we are hopeful that we can make some wine and syrup.
Exciting times ahead so stay tuned!