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Our First Day of Sap Flow

This is our third season experimenting with producing our own Maple syrup. The weather has been so cold that we haven’t thought too much about the sap season. When the … Continue reading

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2013 Maple Syrup Packaging

The bottles we ordered for our Maple syrup arrived this week. I spent hours browsing bottle suppliers looking for something different. We selected a few different bottles to play with. … Continue reading

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Maple Sugaring at Downeast Thunder Farm

This is our second year producing Maple syrup for our family at Downeast Thunder Farm. We tapped 12 Maple trees in early March. Forty-three gallons of sap later, we’re boiling. … Continue reading

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A Welcome Sunny Sunday

After almost a month of snowy weekends (or the threat of snow), I welcomed the opportunity to spend some time outdoors. Even it came in the form of physical labor. … Continue reading

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Let the Sap Flow!

The days are getting warmer and the snow has that mushy spring texture to it. It’s time to tap the Maple trees! Chances are we could have started in February, … Continue reading

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Sugaring: From Sap to Syrup

The finished maple syrup!

Our morning began with the sunrise. Before that first cup of coffee we were outside setting a fire in our makeshift outdoor wood stove to boil down sap. It’s been … Continue reading

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Sugaring: Collecting Sap

Collecting Sap

A week after tapping 12 trees we did our second round of sap collection. All together we’ve collected about 8+ gallons of sap – enough for about 12 ounces of … Continue reading

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A Maple Sugar Moon

maple sugar moon

The March full moon is the Sugar Moon because it rises at the height of sugaring season. It’s reported that the sap flow increases during a full moon. I hope … Continue reading

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Sugaring: Tapping Maple Trees

tapping the maple tree

We have been planning our entry into the world of Maple Sugaring since we purchased a book on sugaring last fall at the Common Ground Fair. Intending to start small, … Continue reading

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