Little Creek Maple Farm

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Sugaring 2013 – Maple Saturday Afternoon!

Late Saturday afternoon, much to my surprise, the sap was running.  It was warm out, maybe upper 30’s, but it was cool with a stiff breeze, and I wasn’t expecting much.  However, when we went to hit the dump, we were shocked to see the buckets overflowing!

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We had to rush to the dump before they closed and hurry home to empty the buckets before we lost anymore sap on the ground.  We were truly shocked!

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Things were thawing and the “Little Creek” was running.  The boys had a blast splashing in the water, thank goodness for boots and snow pants!

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It took us a good while to empty all of the buckets and bucket brigade them to the driveway where we took a quick break and paused for another photo shoot after all this was probably going to be our best run of the season.

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After getting the buckets up to the top of the driveway reality set in and I was reminded about the other 16 gallons of sap we collected the previous night!  Not to mention we still had 4 more trees to collect sap from behind the house…

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As the sun was setting reality was about to set in – 50 gallons of sap!  Looks like we are boiling all day Sunday.


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