April 10, 2014

Spring bucket

It’s official.  The taps are pulled and we are finished for another year.  Not a bad one overall considering how much cold we had over the last couple months.  Saturday will be our last regular hours for the season.  But as always, if you need something please just give us a call and we’ll be happy to have you drop by.

Last week we had a camera crew here doing some filming for promoting the NH maple season and here is a link to the video clip and photo gallery postings.  The filming was done here and at Rock Haven on Rte 121 where we have a good group of taps.  Came out pretty good.

http://youtu.be/7CaIzKbmEbw

https://www.flickr.com/photos/26514027@N04/sets/72157643711680284/

As always we want to thank everyone for their support.

Best wishes for the year ahead.

Sue & Brian

April 2, 2014

What a crazy winter this is!  The sugaring weather has been hanging in and the past two cold nights have given us more sap to boil to up the overall season tally.  The end of the week looks promising too.  We have made some more dark and some Grade B.

Hours for Saturday are 12 to 4pm but Sunday we will be at the Newburyport Farmers Market from 9am to 1pm.

Brian caught this shot of a Tom Turkey previewing his best strut for the local hens.

Tom Turkey

March 30, 2014

Thanks to the good sap flow we got at the end of this week, we made some nice dark amber from yesterday’s boil.  We’ve packed some up this morning so you can take home a fresh packed warm jug today!

March 28, 2014

We’ll be open Saturday and Sunday 12-4pm both days.  We have made more syrup, cream, candy and taffy over the last week.

PARKING NOTE:

Please try to park only on the right hand side of Candia Road or on Sheep Wash Road a short walk before you get to our place if the parking area is full.  Do Not Park in front of our mailbox or on the street beyond on the hill for safety reasons.

The driveway and parking area are dirt and with melting snow still on the ground, proper footwear is encouraged.

March 23, 2014

Brian is out this morning collecting and it seems to have run pretty well yesterday.  Just a reminder that we do not have any maple cones or maple taffy today.  We will have more next weekend and if you would like to place an order to hold some, please give us a call and we’ll be happy to do that for you.  Hours today are 10am to 5pm.

March 22, 2014

Did you watch the weather today?  Here in Chester it was living up to the old adage that if you don’t like the weather in New England just wait a minute.  We had snow flurries and then bright sunny skies like a typical spring day.  Our visitors were not deterred though.  We had a nice group of folks who enjoyed all we had to offer; especially the Maple Sundaes.  So I am off to the store for more vanilla and whipped cream.

For those who might want to visit the Millcreek Dairy, Jeff’s cheese is already all sold out.  But visitors are still more than welcome to see the goats.