Lovin' time at Coon Hollow Farm

Lovin' time at Coon Hollow Farm
Our Olde English "Babydoll" Sheep and their lambs

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Sugaring in New England

Just yesterday, Tim was collecting sap. The trees were running with temperatures in the high 50's! The buckets were filled to the gills and pouring over. The sap was clear and a touch sweet.

Each bucket was filling fast after Tim emptied it! He collected close to 20 gallons in just one day...

and then today, a blizzard that brought everything to a screeching halt! That's is sugaring in New England and the weather here too! If you don't like it, it changes to something you will like!!!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Look what's happening in the sugar bush!

It's that wonderful time of year again when the sap begins to flow! Did you know that it takes between 30 to 40 gallons of sap to render down to syrup?! That's a lot of sap but our trees never fail. Did you also know that a large cluster of Sugar Maple trees is called a Sugar Bush?

Some of the trees are tapped. Tim has only just begun!

Our season is underway and we look forward to the tasty sap that makes Maple Syrup!