Brief Warming Trend next week Feb 21.

Use this time to get in the woods to do tubing  maintenance/repair and Tapping if you have tubing.  Guys that have tubing have been reporting 50 percent tapped and not a drop of sap,   so the bucket and bag folks can relax and get their evaporators ready to go.  No need to worry about tapping yet,  even if you are tapping soft maples. I will be setting up my smoke and steam stacks, prepping the evaporator and setting up the Reverse Osmosis 900 gallon per hour CDL double post unit.  Alot of you have already purchased glass, which is great.  I have a full line of glass. and the decorative glass is getting sold out so do not delay. I have plenty of quarts, pints, 3/4 pints and half pint glass on hand.   I do not have an abundance of plastic, mostly gallons and 1/2 gallons and half pints.   No quart or plastic pints in stock at this moment…..scarce as hens teeth.

Enjoy the warm up and give me a call if you need supplies, I am around most days including Sunday afternoons till sunset.

Have a great week,


Valentines Day This Weekend!! Chilly Temps will most likely stop any thought of Tapping Early.

Wow, 6 weeks from New Years Day have just flown by.  Temperatures are subzero through Valentines and the following week which means tapping by March 1 like last year is unlikely.  This actually is more of a normal year as I use March 15 as a benchmark for tapping using buckets or bags.  The cold temps will also push the frost down, however,  we have had a snow pack of about 5-8 inches in the St. Croix Valley and the frost was 12 to 18 inches prior to this cold snap.

Maple Equipment and supplies have been very popular and as a result there are few hobby evaporators available.  The popular 18×48 5 inch drop flue, is sold out and may be available mid March, glass pints are getting scarce out there.  I still have a good supply of pints and most common glass, 8, 12,16 and 32 oz.

Its helpful for me if you called ahead so i can get your order ready,

I will be open everyday, including Saturday, and Sunday afternoons..

Stay Warm,


On line Store is Open

Check out my online Store, I have sufficient inventory now so order early,  Im still working the bugs out of the computed  shipping costs, so call me if it looks extraordinarily high or low.