Category Archives: Maple Syrup

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31 days

By Richard DeVries We tapped the first sugar Maple on March 7 this year and we pulled all the taps on April 7. The season lasted 31 days, exactly one month. During that period we had some warm weeks and … Continue reading

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Cooking Inside and Out

By Richard DeVries We had a good sap run over the weekend. We emptied the bags on Saturday after the open house and Monday morning all the bags and tanks were full. Monday morning the sap-lines were frozen and we … Continue reading

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The Missing Ingredient.

By Richard DeVries Last week the Maple forecast was looking really good. Nighttime temperatures were dipping into the mid-twenties and the daytime highs were well over forty degrees. I predicted we would have great sap flow, but it never came. … Continue reading

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Season Extended

By Richard DeVries The return of the colder weather is a sensitive subject. Therefore I won’t tell you that I am rather excited about it. The Maple syrup season can end in two ways and they both involve warm weather. … Continue reading

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And Then There Was Sap

And then the great sap run of 2014 started. For us it was last Wednesday and I hear other sugar bushes around the metro had similar experiences. We had a little bit of sap coming in the past weeks but … Continue reading

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First Syrup

By Richard DeVries Wednesday was a good day. The sap was running nicely on the south side of the hill. The sun had warmed up the trees enough by mid morning for the sap to start dripping. We had a … Continue reading

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Maple Events

By Richard DeVries It is always tricky to pick a date for an event when you have to rely on the weather. We had our Pancake Brunch and Sugarbush tours last Saturday, March 22. Despite the cold we had close … Continue reading

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