February 20, 2017

 

Be sure to join us one weekend soon to get a taste of traditional sugaring in NH.  Hours will be 12 – 4pm each weekend and will be expanded if conditions permit.

We’ll offer tours of the sugar house, process and products whether we are boiling or not.  As always there will be samples to try and products to buy.  This weeks sap had great sugar content so we are off to a good start.  Please, bear with us if we ask for a few more weeks of cold to keep the season going through March!!

 

February 19, 2017

Brian collected yesterday afternoon for the first time this year.  He was off again at 7 am collecting today and will hopefully finish collecting by noon.  We will be open from 12:30 to 4:30pm today and welcome anyone who wants to stop in for our first boil of the season.  Obviously we won’t have syrup yet but we can all enjoy some sugaring talk and get our fill of the sweet maple steam rising off the evaporator.

Opening up a field for tapping.

Opening up a field for tapping.

 

February 13, 2017

Greetings All,

It’s been another weird winter and the maple sugaring community is trying to keep up.  While we are about to tap and wait for the first runs, there are a few large producers who have tapped and boiled in January to catch the early runs the warmer weather caused.  However sugar content was still quite low, only about 1.7%, so we’ll wait for the sugar content to climb in the next week or two.

The New Hampshire Maple Producers recently held their annual meeting and we are happy to say we will once again be part of a research effort out of UNH to monitor tree health and environmental impacts that may factor into tree stress.

We look forward to another sugaring season no matter what the weather brings.  Although we do prefer the 40 degree days and 25 degree nights! (and a little snow cover)  It’s always great to see folks again and welcome new visitors.  As always we update the boiling schedules and hours on the website weekly.

We hope to see you soon!

Brian & Sue

December 2, 2016

We’ve worked hard to get lots of products ready for the shop.  There are items for gift giving, yankee swaps, teacher appreciation, thank you gifts etc.  Here’s a list of some items:  Maple Syrup, Maple Cream, Maple Candy, Maple Sugar, Maple BBQ Sauce, Maple Mustard, Maple Caramel Popcorn, Maple Fudge, Maple Pepper and Pancake mixes.

Weekend Hours 10am to 4pm through Dec. 18th

 

November 26, 2016

Hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends and for those that brave the Black Friday shopping crowds, got lots of holiday deals for gift giving.  After prepping our decorations for the wreaths in October, Mom and I started decorating Brian’s freshly made wreaths yesterday.  It’s always a treat put the wreaths together and see the decorations look so fun and festive.  The designs are a mix, as usual, of forest friends, Williamsburg-ish, glittery and holiday fun with elves and Santas.  Most will last right through February or March (unless hung in a southern exposure).  Even indoors they will hold their needles and last for months.  Come join us for the Open House on December 3rd 9am to 4pm and December 4th 10am to 4pm.

Additionally holiday hours for December will be Saturday and Sunday 10 to 4pm for the following dates: Dec 10th, 11th, 17th, & 18th.

Sugarhouse-Wreaths

March 21, 2016

Happy Spring!  Waking up to the snow that was, wasn’t,  and then was coming, apparently came to give us a reminder of how beautiful a blanket of snow can make things look.  With 40 degrees predicted for this afternoon, it will be here only briefly so enjoy the frosting while it lasts.

Our warmest thanks to all who came out over Maple Weekend to the sugarhouse.  It seemed most all were happy with their visit and we are always happy to have such nice people here to learn about the maple process and products.  We did decide to rent a portable restroom this year and will do so in the future for our customers comfort.

And lastly we need to thank our family for all their help too.  We could not have Maple Weekend without all of them.  Three generations all pitching in.  There’s Mom, sisters Andrea and Terry, son Tyler & girlfriend Kristy and daughter Megan.  It means so much to have them with us.