December 21, 2021 • Farm

Winter Solstice 2021

Happy Winter Solstice

The darkest day of the year. The first day of winter. Also, the last day before it starts to get light again. A time to reflect and a time to look ahead. 2021 has been a whirlwind year…to say the least.

felled logs lying scattered in the snow in front of a building

Here in the sugar bush we had a bit of a cold snap and some snow a couple of weeks ago. Mike was able to start retrieving trees that came down in the back end of the bush during the August tornado. Our yard looks like a mini logging operation. We have a lot of firewood, and many logs to mill.

We are so lucky and thankful to have been spared major damages to our main sugaring trees. Never the less there is a lot of work to do in the bush this winter. The section of our Sugar bush that we tap the most still has trees down on the main lines. It’s going to take some time and care to get it all set back up, and as a result may get a rest this year.
Having said that, we still are planning to make syrup in 2022. We definitely will be tapping trees, and expanding the range to reach more trees in areas that have been resting for a few years.

Our supply of syrup from this year is still plentiful and available for purchase, so give us a holler if you would like any and we’ll see what we can arrange for you.

I will sign off by saying Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy New Year, and or Merry Everything and Happy Always (as I saw online somewhere) and all the best for 2022. Keep an eye on this space for winter check ins and updates!

Take good care,

snow piled on fencing with barn in background

Quality over Quantity at Garside Gardens.