Ok…what’s with the weather? I’ve said many times this winter that I like winter. I do. I like it when winter acts like winter and spring acts like spring and summer acts like, you get the picture. So winter is definitely acting like winter and it’s about time it was warming up.
We tapped the trees nearly 2 weeks ago and have been waiting for milder temperatures. If we can trust the forecast, it looks like the weather will be more favourable for the sap to start running soon. It’s about time!
Have you seen the Elgin County Economic Development & Tourism facebook page? We’re really pleased to be participating in the Elgin County Maple Trail. Check out their facebook page to find all the cool places in Elgin County that make maple syrup (especially OurSugarBush!)
When someone asks me how is the maple syrup going this year, I reply “in this farming business, we hurry up and wait for the weather.” That’s what we are doing right now. With any luck and if the forecast is right, next week promises some milder temperatures. I hope so. In the meantime, I’m busy making maple sugar, maple candy and maple butter.
Give us some time to get started and we’ll have a Family and Friends Day on a weekend very soon. Watch here or our facebook page for the date and time. We are also participating in the Maple Weekend on April 5 and 6 from 10 am -4 pm so you can be sure and visit us on that weekend. Maple syrup producers from across the province are participating. Check out https://mapleweekend.ca/ and you’ll find our location on the map.
I ♥ maple and I hope you do too!