After two days of rainy and snowy weather on the weekend it was a pleasure to see the sun this morning. However, it did not get warn enough to stimulate much sap flow.The rest of the week looks favourable and we are looking forward to a sustained run of sap.
At our Clayton Sugar Bush two red shouldered hawks were screaming at each other. The bush is probably not large enough for two nests so we think they were having a very loud screaming contest for supremacy.They are easy to hear but hard to see as they are very much aware of human presence and stay hidden among the trees.
We are busy setting syrup aside for back orders. You can check the status of your order by phone or email. If it includes Dark syrup it will not be ready as we have yet to make any this season.
Here is picture of our newest Kettle Boy. Nathan has been in training for two years and is now fully proficient in the art of making Kettle Boy syrup. Its great to see a younger person ready to carry on the tradition of the Kettle Boys at Fortune Farms.
This is Maple Weekend coming up so many sugar bushes will be open for visitors. We welcome visitors and will have our usual range of activities. We are open daily from 10 to 5.