Nutkin Knoll on Maine Maple Sunday
We spent the morning exploring Nutkin Knoll Farm. Open to the public for Maine Maple Sunday, we wandered the trails through their sugar bush and took a look at their sugaring operation. Needless to say, it’s a little more advanced than is ours. They weren’t boiling sap today. The sugar season is usually all but over by now, but the persistently cold weather has kept the sap to build up a steady flow. Regardless, it was a beautiful day to explore and enjoy the outdoors. (Click on the thumbnails for a larger view.)
The entrance to Nutkin Knoll Farm in Newburgh, Maine.
Hannah saying hello to the resident pony.
This little lamb was so darling hiding behind her mama.
I don’t think she knew what to make of us.
The sugar shack.
Old fashioned sap pails along with the tubes collecting sap in the background.
Lines collecting sap from the maple trees deliver it to a collection point.
Apple trees, beautiful against a dappled sky.
The barn across a field of Christmas trees.
Last year’s Maine Maple Sunday Outing
24 March 2013: Maple Sugarhouse Outing
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