Harvest 2018 has come to an end. We collected 123,000 gallons of sap and made 1,100 gallons of syrup in 22 days. It was a wet, cool season with abundant snow on the ground. This makes for a very high quality sap and syrup. Our crew is out in the woods pulling 11,000 taps and cleaning the system, and we are cleaning equipment and tanks. And we are setting up and organizing for the summer tourism season. It’s a busy time of year.
Did I mention that it’s all about the flow? The flow of sap from tree to bottle, the flow of the seasons from one harvest to the next. We watched the deep snow melt as winter became spring, and now the woods transform as the days grow long, the trees green up, and the ground springs to life. Our intensely beautiful, short and chaotic summer is about to begin …the flow of visitors like the salmon returning upstream. I have learned over the years that it’s best to go with the flow and enjoy what each season brings. This harvest the sap was sweet and the syrup sublime. Enjoy the fruits of our labor!