February 3, 2016

Who can see this weather and not wonder about global warming?  Sheesh!  Brian has tapped about half the trees due to the warming conditions.  The sap ran Saturday and had a sugar content well over 2%.  He boiled Sunday and Monday and made a bit of syrup.  We’ll hold off tapping more trees for a bit to see how things go.  Could have a freeze up on the way soon.

If you are anxious to get out and talk maple drop in on Saturday.  We will be open from 12-4pm.  And if the weather cooperates we might have sap to boil besides.

Weird weather or not it’s always fun and challenging combined.  And we hope to have a chance to visit with our many long-time customers as well as some new ones as we celebrate out 25th season!  Brian built the original sugar house in 1990 and we opened to the public for the first time in the spring of 1991.  Wow!

December 5th, 2015

Today was truly enjoyable for this time of year.  That was the comment from almost everyone who dropped by today.  There are still wreaths and swags and kissing balls to pick from s well as all your favorite maple goodies.  The shop will be open Sunday from 10am to 4pm and we’ll have holiday hours the next 2 weekends as well.   12-4pm each weekend.

Open House Saturday 2015

Open House Saturday 2015

November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving to All.  

We are looking forward to having almost all the family here for Thanksgiving tomorrow.  It will be great compared to last year when we had to run the generator to get dinner cooked.  Thank heavens for crock pots.  Even at that we had to borrow an oven at my daughter’s in-laws to bake the traditional bread pudding for dessert.  Our family can forgive no turkey on Thanksgiving but not my great-grandmothers bread pudding.  Hope you all have a warm and happy holiday with your family and friends.

The upcoming week will see us busy making candy and cream for the open house along with putting together some gift baskets for your holiday giving.  Brian will continue to make wreaths and we will be getting those all decorated too for the weekend event.  Hours will be:

Dec 5th 9am to 4pm  &  Dec 6th 10am to 4pm

 

Sugarhouse-Wreaths

 

 

November 14, 2015

Looks like the balmy fall weather has left us and we are back to more seasonal stuff.  The wind was wicked and cold today.  Things are falling into the normal rhythm for us at this time of year.  Brian made his first trip north to cut greens for our wreaths and has begun the assembly process.  Mom and I have been working on the designs we’ll use on the fresh wreaths starting Thanksgiving weekend.  See a sneak peek of one happy face we’ll have looking for a holiday home.  Of course we’ll  have ones with sparkle, animals and more natural flavors as usual.

For those of you who are on our mailing lists, the postcards and emails will go out this week.  Our Open House is Dec. 5th and 6th.  Hours 9 – 4 Sat and 10- 4 on Sunday.  The sugarhouse will be open the next 3 weekends in Dec on Sat & Sun from 11-4pm.  Or call ahead to arrange another time if necessary.  603-370-0908.

 

Looking for good home.

Looking for good home.

 

April 16, 2015

This was an interesting season.  One month start to finish.  Our first boil was March 11th and our last boil was April 11th.  In over 25 years we have never been sugaring on our daughter’s birthday which was last week.  Made lots of really nice syrup the last 10 days.  Many sugar makers have pulled their taps as did we on Monday.  Too early to tell overall if it was a good season for NH but we have heard some who said it was ok or good.  We did much better than expected despite the late start.

We start posting regular weekday hours in May for those who want to know when to come by and pick something up.  But as always, we will open on demand if you need something for yourself or guests.  Just call us at 887-3672.

Have a wonderful Spring.  I know I’m looking forward to seeing the salmon parrot tulips we planted last fall come up.

 

April 3, 2015

Night Boiling

The weather this week has been great for the sap to run.  The buckets have been full everyday and Brian has been collecting and boiling non-stop.  If we make it through the warm temperatures today we should have 2 or 3 more great days for sap next week too.  Check out this pretty cool night shot Brian took last week.  The driveway and yard are all pretty muddy and soft so if you want to walk the path to the trees make sure you wear your Wellies!