Lots of sunshine today and our visitors enjoyed a walk around and some taffy on the snow. Tomorrow will be about the same and we will have the lambs here to entertain the children. The Kettle Boys and Shanty Men have used up most of the wood for their fires and as they have made all the syrup they can use tomorrow will be their last day of operation for this year.
There was no sap today so the time was spent checking for possible wind damage in the sugar bush after the very strong winds earlier this week. One tree had fallen on pipe lines, which always makes a mess, and some repairs were necessary.
It’s not all work at our sugar bush. On weekends we have 12 to 16 people doing various tasks from making syrup to entertaining visitors. At lunch time the crew gets a chance for a welcome break and to enjoy delicious meals made by Eva Couturier. Today we had lasagne with homemade buns or garlic bread followed by pineapple upside down cake or white cake with pecan icing. With lots to talk about on all our activities and the interesting visitors who come to our operation we have a pleasant time before we dash off for our afternoon duties.
Tomorrow is the last day of Maple Weekend when sugar makers put on an extra effort to entertain their visitors. It’s a good time to visit a sugar bush and I am sure you will receive a warm welcome.
We will be open as usual from 10 to 5.