Latest Blog Posts

New Tank

04/14/2017 | Posted by jake |

Another tank, 2635 gallons this time. Gooseneck trailer on order, our fleet next year will include the 5000 gallon flatbed, F-350 with this tank, F-150 with our 1050 gallon tank, and our Prius with a 5 gallon bucket.

Driveway

04/13/2017 | Posted by jake |

Our trucks beat up the driveway pretty good this season, Hailee’s Prius is going to love this freshly tailgated driveway and the trucks are going to love the newly widened areas near the house

Farm Stats

04/10/2017 | Posted by jake |
We’ve wanted to total up how many miles of tubing are in our woods for a while but haven’t had a chance until now. Here are some stats on our four properties¬†–
 
79 Miles of lateral lines
17 Miles of mainlines
23 Miles of support wire
252 Acres tapped (plus 23 acres of non-maple terrain)
22,246 Taps
5,500+ Happy customers from last years crop alone!

End Nearing 2

03/30/2017 | Posted by jake |

This might be the last boil, the buds are finally showing and the taste is coming through. Sad but relieved, maybe we can take a vacation and have some fun in April, it’s been a long grueling grind tripling our size in one year!

End Nearing

03/30/2017 | Posted by jake |

One of our four properties ran a little harder than the others last night! Of course it’s the only one without a webcam on it. The sap is starting to turn blue and the syrup is foaming hard, the end is near…

Overflow

03/25/2017 | Posted by jake |

Despite making room in our tanks yesterday and expecting a light freeze, we woke up to three of our five collection points overflowing with a fourth just inches from overflowing! It must have run hard all night. We’ve been processing sap nonstop all day and have already made 160 gallons of syrup. We should hit the 300-400+ gallon mark for the day by midnight! Now at least we know 70 degree days in February don’t mean the end of a season. Good thing our sap truck was fixed yesterday, that broken drive shaft would have been a disaster today!

New Filter Press

03/20/2017 | Posted by jake |

Our new 15″ filter press with ten hollows and nine flat plates. 1″ lines and an air powered diaphragm pump. We’ve used this piece of equipment twice so far and haven’t even come close to clogging it up. Our old syrup filters would need changed ever 50 gallons or so, this one processed 250 gallons last time before we ran out of sap and had to shut down for the day.

Brass Status Update

03/11/2017 | Posted by jake | | 3 Comments

We’re half way tapped on our Greenville property now. 4,082 taps currently for a grand total of 19,295 tapped trees on our four properties at the moment. The remaining main lines are all up and ready to go. We have three guest tubing installers coming out next week along with our usual four workers, with any luck well get most of the remaining 3,500 taps running before the season comes to a close.