Sunday, March 15, 2009

Maple Syrup, Sugaring and a little History!

All weekend Callum has been talking about this weekend being the perfect weekend for the sap to come! I just love what he learns with regards to history at Kindergarten - imagine what a different upbringing he would be having if we lived somewhere else!

The typical Open House weekend (yes! a different type of Open House that I am normally at on a Sunday afternoon!) does not happen for a couple of weeks but today was just the perfect day weather wise.

So we called around and this lovely chap called Joe and his wife Laurie (who actually substitues at Callum's school) said that they would love to show us around. Callum was even able to put in his own tap - yes of course there is video to come!

What a fabulous afternoon. We have lived in Vermont for 3 years and this was the first time we went to see the sugaring! Been too busy snowboarding in previous years I guess.

Thanks Joe and Laurie, it was fun, interesting and delicious!

We found them on this great website which tells all about the weekends to come.

Do stop in - they are extremely gracious!

Name: Bixby Hill Sugarhouse Phone: (802) 879-6467
Contact Person: Joseph & Laurie Jordan
Directions: From the intersection of Route 15 and Route 128, go 1/4 mile on Route 128 turn left onto Bixby Hill Road by school, go 1/2 mile to sugar house on left.
Description: 750 taps on pipeline with vacuum. 3x10 oil fired evaporator, reverse osmosis machine, 25 buckets, easy access to woods and tours. Syrup samples. Syrup for sale. Educational / maple antiques display. Collect sap from buckets. Open 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Seasonal: -
Sugarhouse Address: 52 Bixby Hill Road, Essex Junction Sugarhouse Phone: (802) 343-0259
Address: 259 River Road, Essex Junction, Vt. 05452 Fax: (802) 878-8846
Email: Website: -
OHW: Sat Sun

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