Freezing nights and thawing days mark the beginning of maple sugaring season, and at Happy Day Farm the work of tapping trees and boiling sap is underway.
Our next Sugar Shack demonstration will take place in February 2019. This is a great outdoor winter experience where attendees will take a tractor ride of our 130-acre farm. Visitors will see our ‘sugar bush’, find out what equipment is needed to collect sap, learn first hand how to identify maple trees, and lend Farmer Tim a hand in the tapping process.
In Olivia’s Sugar Shack, visitors can see how sap is finally produced into our delicious maple syrup. The sap is boiled and evaporated in our wood-fired evaporator. We have over 600 maple trees and it takes 35 to 40 gallons of sap to make a gallon of syrup.