Holy smokes! The snow just keeps coming and there doesn’t seem to be much in the way of sugaring temperatures coming in anytime soon. Like everyone else there’s been plenty of plowing and roof shoveling going on the last month and more tomorrow. Brian had to load his tractor up on a trailer and plow out a couple locations to make them accessible once the weather breaks.
Holiday Open House Weekend
Dec 6th 9am – 4pm and Dec 7th 10am – 4pm
Come join us for our annual event. Fresh wreaths and maple products all for getting the holiday season off in full swing. Next week Brian will make his second trip for greens. He’s been making wreaths since Veteran’s Day but still plenty more to get done. Hope to see you soon.
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.
As always we want to thank everyone for their support.
Best wishes for the year ahead.
Sue & Brian
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.
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!
We’ll be open Saturday and Sunday 12-4pm both days. We have made more syrup, cream, candy and taffy over the last week.
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.
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.
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.
NH Maple Weekend Open House
March 22nd & 23rd 10 AM to 5PM
Once again we look forward to welcoming visitors to our sugarhouse for NH Maple Weekend. The “tours” we offer are in the sugarhouse. Brian goes over the maple production process from start to finish over and over all day long. So if you come in part way through just wait a bit and he’ll come back to the beginning. Questions are always welcome anytime. There are trees tapped close by to check out too both in the yard and down a short path.
In the store we’ll have a variety of samples of maple products to taste and buy. And it would not be Maple Weekend without Maple Ice Cream Sundaes. Those will be on sale too ($2.00 ea) with your choice of maple walnut ice cream from Blake’s Creamery (made with real maple syrup) or vanilla ice cream for those who’d prefer that, topped with our own fresh maple syrup and real whipped cream.
As always we’ll have a special table set up with some handouts for the adults and kids in the crowd as take-aways from your visit (while supplies last).
Crowds can be expected so 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. The driveway and parking area are dirt and with snow still on the ground, proper footwear is encouraged.
We accept the following: Master Card, Discover & Visa
Sorry - No Rest Rooms so plan accordingly.