The sap continues to flow and our tanks are full of sap again this morning. It is turning out to be a very good production year. After such a late start we were not sure what to expect but the continuing cool temperature is excellent for maple syrup production.
Things to do at Fortune Farms on Maple Weekend include a visit to the Kettle Boys and Shanty Men. Some time for the kids young and old to play with the toys at the Kettle Boys. Make a souvenir plaque with the branding iron. Stop at the main camp to see the syrup pouring out of the evaporator. Have a maple tart or some taffy on the snow for a taste of maple and if you are full of energy enjoy a hike on our snowy trails.
We will be pleased to explain the syrup making process if this is your first visit to a sugar bush. If you have experience as a syrup maker we enjoy hearing your story including the possibility you boiled maple syrup on the kitchen stove and ended up with a sticky kitchen. Everyone that’s tried making syrup seems to have an interesting story to tell.
Here is Colin Stevenson with some of the toys at the Kettle Boys location. Some of them are quite challenging. They were made by Colin’s brother Tom or Shorty as he is known as a Kettle Boy.
We are open as usual 10:00 t0 5:00 all weekend. Dogs are welcome on a leash if they are well behaved. There may be other dogs here as well.