The sun broke through for a brief spell today and the temperature rose enough to stimulate a bit of sap flow. Not enough to collect but it shows the trees are ready to run. It now looks like favourable sap weather on Thursday Mar 14 and Friday Mar 15 and maybe Saturday as well.
We will officially open for visitors on Wednesday, March 13. The trails are snowy but okay on snowshoes and would be good exercise for the kids during March break. We will serve taffy on snow and we have fresh maple candy for sale. There may also be fresh syrup to taste. If there is enough sap the Shanty Men now plan to open a week early on Saturday, March16. Our hours this week will be 10.00am to 4.00pm.