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Author Archive | Bridget McKee

How to tap a maple tree

One of the coolest things about sugaring is how simple it is at heart. Whether you have 10 trees or 10,000 the process is basically the same: tap your trees, collect the sap, and boil it down until it’s reduced down to maple syrup. How you collect and boil sap can look pretty different depending on the […]

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What’s so special about sugar maples?

Its only the beginning of Februrary, but all our trees are tapped, our lines are (mostly) repaired and we are only a few projects away from being ready for sugar season. As the trees lie dormant in the woods just before the season, its often hard to believe that in a few short weeks, a […]

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A January thaw and tapping has begun!

We rang in the new year with our drill bits sharpened and our hammers at the ready! In the past few years we’ve spent January and most of February hustling to get major tubing installations done before the season and put off tapping (arguably the most important task in sugaring) until the season is biting […]

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THE ROAD TO SUGAR SEASON

We wait for it all year, but now, as sugar season approaches, we wonder where all the time went!  Last fall, we acquired a new 60 acre parcel of beautiful, mature maples directly adjacent to our existing sugarbush. The new woods are pristine, and would have any sugar maker drooling.  We’ve been hard at work since […]

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