We have a few of our sugar bushes (this is what an area of tappable maple trees is named) tapped, but oh boy did the weather turn cold and nasty! It is just too cold for humans to be outside when the temperature is 15-degrees, the wind is howling, and snow blows by sideways for hours at time. There's nothing like a few inches of fresh, powdery, slippery snow to make everything a little more difficult. Needless to say, we're a bit farther behind on tapping than we would like to be.
However, we finally had our sugar shack inspected by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and we are officially certified to start bottling maple syrup and honey! So when the wind howls outside we can still stay busy inside getting everything ready for sales.
You will see a link to our web page as soon as we are fully operational. Happy days!