The Storm Before the Calm Before the Storm…

We had Monique’s practice birthday party last weekend. She had all her bridesmaids from our wedding, first time everyone gets together in 25 years. We boiled a bit of sap, not much to collect, but we managed to squeeze a couple of litres out. It was a fantastic evening and we got some practice in for the bigger party this coming weekend.

Upgrades on the shack continue as well with a new steam hood installed, thanks again Luc and Joe, along with an awesome nuclear disaster proof light INSIDE it!

Things are beginning to run and Joe counted today and confirmed 433 taps in the trees!
We’re ready to roll finally!
Hood builder and helpers.

Hood builder and helpers.

Steam Hood

Steam Hood

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All the girls, Sonya, Lisa, Joelle, Monique and Caroline!

All the girls, Sonya, Lisa, Joelle, Monique and Caroline!

Gary keeping an eye on things!

Gary keeping an eye on things!

Big Ray making he doesn't hit his head in our Hobbit sized sugar shack.

Big Ray making he doesn’t hit his head in our Hobbit sized sugar shack.

Caroline Hauling Ice!

Caroline Hauling Ice!

Girls Collecting!

Girls Collecting!

Will and Lisa!

Will and Lisa!

Dinners on!!

Dinners on!!