Sugaring

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The 2022 season is getting underway

We look forward to every new sugaring season and 2022 is no exception. In fact we're thinking this season may be even "sweeter" than last year if we can get Mother Nature to cooperate. Last year was a bit different with the weather but it ended well. With a shade over 400 taps in the field across our maple and walnut trees we collected 3,300 gallons of sap which resulted in 52 gallons of finished syrup. All with the help of good friends of the farm who jumped in to help.

As of mid-January 2022 we have most of the tanks cleaned and ready to go and we're working thru the lines in the field. We have more down lines this year than before...but nothing serious...nothing we can't fix. We may be replacing a line or two. They tend to last 3 - 5 years and we're into that range on many of our lines. It's actually pretty amazing how durable these sap collection lines are. 

With all the equipment additions we made in 2021 we get a bit of a breather on "new stuff learning curves" 20210318 120410this year. We were very pleased with how things worked last year and are hoping for more of the same in 2022.

Walnut Syrup

We are looking forward to another good year with our Walnut Syrup. The new lines and solar powered pumping station we ran last year is standing tall and ready to go. As you know walnut syrup is a favorite of ours and has a well-deserved local following. Like last year we'll probably do a bit of a blend (walnut with a bit of maple) again this year to see if we can't get something as good as last years turned out.  

20210401 094344Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup

We'll also be producing a fair amount of our Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup again and are looking forward to that. We actually have a 15 gallon white oak bourbon barrel in the aging process as the season gets underway. 

So - thanks again for your support...come visit us when you can (we'll be scheduling our Open House events soon).

Check out the Products section of the website to learn where you can purchase a bit of the "sweet life" and thanks again for following along and supporting Springboro Tree Farms.